What’s Happening in Sports: June 17, 2022

June 17th, 2022 features 16 MLB games on tap Friday highlighted by two red-hot teams colliding as Aaron Judge‘s Yankees face Vlad Guerrero‘s Blue Jays after NYY’s sweep of TB. Inter-league battles commence with Boston hosting St. Louis and Clayton Kershaw‘s Dodgers taking on Jose Ramirez‘s Guardians, while Houston plays CHW in a 2021 ALDS rematch. The NBA world celebrates Golden State’s fourth championship in eight years, while contract disputes between NFL teams and star players ramp up as camps continue. 

See what happened in sports on June 17th last year, headlined by Milwaukee sending their series with Brooklyn to Game 7 behind big performances from Middleton and Giannis, San Diego’s walk-off win after Cincinnati’s epic comeback, the NBA 2020-21 All-Rookie Teams being released as well as what happened in sports on June 17th, 2020 ft. Kelly Oubre deciding to forgo a return in the NBA bubble to rehab his knee (that didn’t stop the Suns from going 8-0) and MLB’s latest proposal to the MLBPA that included a 60-game season. 

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPORTS OVERVIEW: This daily sports post includes real headlines only (no clickbait rumors), all of the best highlights, interesting facts & records from around the NFL, NBA, & MLB, the main games to watch, notable birthdays, and a quick recap of significant events on this day in sports history. 

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Jun 15, 2022
Pittsburgh Steelers signed 2x All-Pro 1st Team S Minkah Fitzpatrick to a 4y/$73.6M extension ($36M gtd), making him the highest-paid Safety ($18.4M AAV) in NFL history

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Jun 15, 2022
Dallas Mavericks acquired C/F Christian Wood (1y/$14.3M left) from the Houston Rockets for the 2022 26th overall pick, C Boban Marjanovic, PG Trey Burke, C Marquess Chris, & F Sterling Brown

Hot
Jun 15, 2022
June 15, 2022 was the 1st to feature multiple immaculate innings during 1 day in MLB history, and it was recorded by the same team (Astros SP Luis Garcia & RP Phil Maton) against the same 3 batters (Rangers 1B Nathaniel Lowe, 3B Ezequiel Duran, & Brad Miller)

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Jun 14, 2022
St. Louis Cardinals SP Miles Mikolas lost a no-hitter with only 1 strike remaining as pinch-hitter OF Cal Mitchell got a hit during his 1st PA of the game

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Jun 14, 2022
The reigning World Series Champion Atlanta Braves are on a historic win streak that has now extended to 13 games

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Jun 13, 2022
Despite a historically bad shooting night from Steph Curry (0-9 3PA) and the team as a whole (9-40 3PA), Andrew Wiggins (26 PTS & 13 REB) & Klay Thompson (21 PTS & 5 3PM) helped lead the Warriors to a Game 5 win over the Boston Celtics to take a 3-2 NBA Finals series lead

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Jun 13, 2022
Oklahoma City Thunder acquired F JaMychal Green (who will pick up $8.2M player option) & a 2027 1st Rd Pick from the Denver Nuggets for the 2022 30th overall pick, a 2023 2nd Rd Pick, & 2024 2nd Rd pick

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Jun 13, 2022
Memphis Grizzlies signed 2021-22 NBA Coach of the Year runner-up Taylor Jenkins to a multi-year contract extension after leading Memphis from the No.8 seed last year to the No.2 seed this year without any offseason upgrades

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Jun 12, 2022
Matt Carpenter made Yankees history with the most HR (6) during a player’s 1st 10 games with the team after the 36-year-old 3x All-Star signed a minor-league deal to spark the Yankees massive 18-4 win over the Cubs

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Jun 11, 2022
Ronald Acuna became the 1st player to hit 25 career leadoff HR during his 1st 5 career seasons in MLB history as the reigning champion Braves won their 10th game in a row

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EL JEFE IS A YOUNG BEAST

 

MINKAH MAKING BIG MONEY

 

C-WOOD NOW IN DALLAS

 

2 IMMACULATE IP IN 1 GAME

 

1ST VLAD JR. WALK-OFF

 

NO STUBBING THIS GW-HR

 

KWAN BACK AT THE TRACK

 

1 STRIKE AWAY FROM NO-NO

 

WILD REDS WIN IN EXTRAS

 

DIAZ FROM HIS KNEES

 

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NFL
Jun 16, 2022
Justin Jefferson’s career resume: 2x Pro Bowl – 2x All-Pro 2nd Team – 2020 OROY runner-up & PFWA All-Rookie Team – Most REC YDS (3,016) & REC (196) in a player’s 1st 2 seasons in NFL history

NFL
Jun 16, 2022
Justin Jefferson’s NFL records: REC YDS (3,016) & REC (196) in 1st 2 seasons – Rookie REC YDS (1,400) since 1970 merger – Rookie REC (56) of 10+ YDS [PFF tracking began 2006]

NFL
Jun 16, 2022
Justin Jefferson’s Vikings records: REC YDS (577) in 4-GP span – Consecutive GP (26) of 2+ REC to start a career – REC YDS (3,016), REC (196), & GP (14) of 100+ REC YDS in 1st 2 seasons – Rookie REC (88) & REC YDS (1,400)

NFL
Jun 16, 2022
Justin Jefferson’s Vikings rookie records: REC (88) & REC YDS (1,400) – GP (7) of 100+ REC YDS – GP (15) of 3+ REC – REC YDS (812) at home – Home GP (3) of 100+ REC YDS & 1+ REC TD

NFL
Jun 16, 2022
Most REC YDS during a player’s 1st 2 seasons in NFL history: 1. Justin Jefferson (3,016), 2. Odell Beckham Jr. (2,755), 3. Randy Moss (2,726), 4. Bill Groman (2,648), 5. Jerry Rice (2,497)

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Jun 15, 2022
June 15, 2022 was the 1st to feature multiple immaculate innings during 1 day in MLB history, and it was recorded by the same team (Astros SP Luis Garcia & RP Phil Maton) against the same 3 batters (Rangers 1B Nathaniel Lowe, 3B Ezequiel Duran, & Brad Miller)

Hot
Jun 15, 2022
Fastest to 50 career HR in Baltimore Orioles history: 1. Ryan Mountcastle (231 GP), 2. Jay Gibbons (245), 3. Anthony Santander (286), 4. Trey Mancini (293), 5. Eddie Murray (310)

Hot
Jun 15, 2022
Highest-paid Safeties in the NFL (by AAV): 1. Minkah Fitzpatrick ($18.4), 2. Jamal Adams ($17.5M), 3. Harrison Smith ($16M), 4. Justin Simmons ($15.3M), 5. Budda Baker ($14.8)

Hot
Jun 15, 2022
Minkah Fitzpatrick’s career resume: 2x Pro Bowl – 2x All-Pro 1st Team – 2019 longest NFL INT (96 YDS) – Only player with 2+ INT vs. team he played with earlier that season

Hot
Jun 15, 2022
Minkah Fitzpatrick’s Steelers Safety records: Season COMB TKL (124) & SOLO TKL (84) – All-Pro 1st Teams (2) in 1st 4 seasons – TD (3) in 1st 4 seasons since merger – T-most INT TD (2) in 1st 4 seasons

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MLB Friday

7:07 PM: New York Yankees (47-16) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (37-26)

7:10 PM: St. Louis Cardinals (37-28) vs. Boston Red Sox (34-30) 

8:10 PM: Chicago White Sox (30-31) vs. Houston Astros (39-24)

10:10 PM: Cleveland Guardians (32-27) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (39-23)

*All game times listed are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)*

NFL: OL Alijah Vera-Tucker, New York Jets (turns 23)

NBA: PG Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks (23)

MLB: SP Shane Baz, Tampa Bay Rays (23)

NBA: SG Amir Coffey, Los Angeles Clippers (25)

NFL: DE Romeo Okwara, Detroit Lions (27)

NFL: WR Amari Cooper, Cleveland Browns (28)

NFL: DE Shaq Lawson, Buffalo Bills (28)

NFL: WR Jamison Crowder, Buffalo Bills (29)

NBA: PF Georges Niang, Philadelphia 76ers (29)

MLB: SP Yusei Kikuchi, Toronto Blue Jays (31)

MLB: RP Matt Barnes, Boston Red Sox (32)

MLB: RP Andrew Chafin, Detroit Tigers (32)

2010: Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics 83-79 in Game 7 to win their 16th NBA Championship in franchise history, 1 shy of Boston’s record of 17 Championships thanks to Metta World Peace‘s clutch dagger with an iconic post-game press conference from Kobe Bryant joking about having 1 more ring than Shaq

2008: Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 131-92 in Game 6, the most lopsided closeout victory in NBA Finals history, as Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen led the way with KG iconically declaring “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE” after winning his only title

1992: Philadelphia 76ers traded future HOF PF Charles Barkley to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for PG Jeff Hornacek, C Tim Perry, and C Andrew Lang; Barkley would go on to win MVP the next season and led the Suns to just their 2nd-ever NBA Finals appearance

1976: 4 former ABA teams — the Nets, Spurs, Pacers, and Nuggets — joined the NBA, marking the official NBA-ABA merger, bringing the NBA’s total to 22 teams

1960: Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame OF Ted Williams became just the 4th player to hit 500 career HRs in MLB history during a victory over the Cleveland Indians

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