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What’s Happening in Sports: July 28, 2021

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2019: New York Mets acquired All-Star SP Marcus Stroman from the Toronto Blue Jays for 2 pitching prospects

2015: Toronto Blue Jays acquired SS Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies for 4 players including SS Jose Reyes and RHP Jeff Hoffman

2015: Following their acquisition of SP Johnny Cueto, Kansas City Royals also acquired 2B Ben Zobrist from the Oakland Athletics for SPs Sean Manaea and Aaron Brooks to load up for their 1st World Series run

2010: New York Mets traded OF Carlos Beltran to the San Francisco Giants for SP Zack Wheeler. Beltran played half a season for San Francisco while Wheeler pitched five strong seasons in New York before signing with division-rival Philadelphia Phillies after 2019

1999: After playing 10 seasons (4 of which he led the NFL in rushing yards), Detroit Lions RB Barry Sanders announced his premature retirement from football at age 30

1994: Texas Rangers SP Kenny Rogers pitched the 14th perfect game in MLB history against the California Angels

1993: Seattle Mariners OF Ken Griffey Jr. tied an MLB record by hitting a HR in his 8th consecutive game, the team’s only run in a 5-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins

1991: Montreal Expos SP Dennis Martinez pitched the 13th perfect game in MLB history against the Los Angeles Dodgers

1983: AL President Lee McPhail ruled that Royals 3B George Brett’s “pine tar” HR from July 24th should count, and the remainder of the game would be played on August 18th 

1933: The NFL announced plans to divide the league into 2 5-team divisions (East and West) for the upcoming season to determine who plays for the championship

1875: Philadelphia Whites SP Joe Borden pitched the very 1st no-hitter in MLB history against the Chicago White Stockings





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