What’s happening in sports: June 10, 2021

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Feb 2020: MLB’s first-ever virtual project took place in just 5 rounds amid the coronavirus pandemic as Detroit Tigers chose 1B Spencer Thorkelson 1st player overall and 1st high school player were not taken until San Diego took OF Robert Hassell 8th overall, setting a new MLB draft record

Dec 2019: Kevin Durant returned from a heel injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors were down 3-1 in the streak, but ended up tore his Achilles in the 2nd quarter against the Toronto Raptors and only returned 18 months later with the Brooklyn Nets at Opening Day 2020- 2021

Dec 2019: The Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks hit an MLB record of 13 home runs together, surpassing the old Tigers’ record of 12 against the White Sox (2x). In Philadelphia alone, franchise-record 8 HRs per game

2014: Oakland Outfielder Hey Joenis Cespedes completed 1 of the longest editions in MLB history with this laser throw from the wall in the left field

1997 year: Angels of Anaheim OF Jim Edmonds done legendary diving catch going straight back in CF.

1980 g.: Boston Celtics elected as future Hall of Fame member Kevin McHale 3rd overall pick in the 1980 NBA Draft after a legendary trade with the Warriors since yesterday

1977 year: New Orleans Jazz selected Delta State’s Lucy Harris in Round 7 of the NBA Draft, becoming the first woman to be selected by an NBA team.

1972 year: Atlanta Braves, OF Hank Aaron hit his 14th Grand Slam tournament by playing Gil Hodges NL record; it was also his 649th HR career that propelled him past Willie Mays for the 2nd place in the absolute rating of personnel

1944 g.: Cincinnati Reds RP Joe Nuxhall debuted at 15 years, 316 days and became the youngest player in MLB history.

1921 g.: In just the 4th season with the New York Yankees pitcher Baby Ruth became the permanent head of MLB HR with his 120th professional Homer. Ruth will retire with 714 HR, the record before Hank Aaron. surpassed it on April 8, 1974.

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