What Happened in Sports: July 21, 2022

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July 21st, 2022 was highlighted by Kyler Murray signing a 5y/$230.5M extension to stay in Arizona which quashed any discussion of an impending contract holdout situation. Mookie Betts stole the show with a GW-HR and game-ending diving catch to help his Dodgers stave off a comeback and win a thriller over divisional foe SF, HOU swept a twin-bill from bitter rival NYY behind stellar pitching as they continued their historic domination of New York, while San Francisco signed RP Trevor Rosenthal on a one-year deal to finish 2022 in the Bay Area. 

See what happened in sports on this day in recent years:

– July 21, 2021: Fred Warner became the highest-paid LB ever, surprising retirements, MLB walk-offs, and more!

– July 21, 2020: The NFL canceled the 2020 preseason, SoFi’s stadium limited to no capacity, & more!

– July 21, 2019: The MLB HOF Class of 2019 induction, SF’s extra-innings walk-off hit, Max Kepler‘s GW hit, and more!

WHAT HAPPENED IN SPORTS OVERVIEWThese posts showcase everything you need to see in pro sports all in one place EVERY DAY. This 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. 

NFL
Jul 21, 2022
Arizona Cardinals signed QB Kyler Murray to a 5y/$230.5M contract extension with $160M gtd, the 2nd highest AAV ($46.1M) in NFL history & 2nd largest total money ever

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Jul 21, 2022
Los Angeles Dodgers blew a 5-0 lead to their rival Giants in the 7th inning after Darin Ruf’s pinch-hit game-tying Grand Slam and then Joc Pederson’s go-ahead HR before Trayce Thompson’s game-tying triple & Mookie Betts’ go-ahead 3-Run HR in the 8th inning lifted LA to victory to kick off their 2nd half

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Jul 21, 2022
San Francisco Giants signed RP Trevor Rosenthal to a 1y/$4.5M deal for the rest of the 2022 season

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CARDS PAID K1 BIG TIME

 

MOOKIE MAGIC LEADS WIN

 

ASTROS WALK-OFF VS. NYY

 

JUDGE OVER THE TRACKS

 

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NFL
Jul 21, 2022
Arizona Cardinals have the longest active drought (since 1947) without a Championship in the NFL, NBA, MLB, or NHL, with the Cleveland Guardians right behind them (1948)

NFL
Jul 21, 2022
Highest-paid QBs in the NFL by AAV: 1. Aaron Rodgers ($50.3M), 2. Kyler Murray ($46.1M), 3. Deshaun Watson ($46.0M), 4. Patrick Mahomes ($45.0M), 5. Josh Allen ($43.0M)

NFL
Jul 21, 2022
Kyler Murray’s career resume: 2x Pro Bowl – 2019 NFL OROY – 2019 PFWA All-Rookie Team – Most consecutive GP (5) of 1+ PASS TD & 1+ RUSH TD ever

NFL
Jul 21, 2022
Kyler Murray’s NFL records: Consecutive GP (5) of 1+ PASS TD & 1+ RUSH TD – Season GP (9) of 1+ PASS TD & 1+ RUSH TD – 2,000+ PASS YDS & 500+ RUSH YDS in 1st 8 season GP – Rookie consecutive PASS ATT (211) with 0 INT

NFL
Jul 21, 2022
Kyler Murray’s NFL early career records: 45+ PASS TD & 15+ RUSH TD in 1st 2 years – 70+ PASS TD & 20+ RUSH TD in 1st 3 years – 3,500+ PASS & 400+ RUSH YDS each in 1st 3 years

NFL
Jul 21, 2022
Kyler Murray’s Cardinals records: 3,500+ PASS YDS & 500+ RUSH YDS in 1 season – GP (13) of 1+ PASS TD & 1+ RUSH TD – GP (18) of 40+ QB RUSH YDS – PASS TD (17) in 1st 7 season GP – Youngest (24) to 10,000 PASS YDS – GP (23) of 2+ PASS TD in 1st 3 years

NFL
Jul 21, 2022
Kyler Murray’s Cardinals Rookie records: PASS YDS (3,722), PASS YPG (232.6), PASS TD (20), CMP (349), CMP% (64.4), PASS RTG (87.4) & QB Wins (5) – RUSH YDS (544), YPG (34.0), & TD (4) by a QB – GP of 100+/200+/300+ PASS YDS – GP of 1+/2+/3+ PASS TD

NFL
Jul 21, 2022
Most consecutive GP of 1+ PASS TD & 1+ RUSH TD in NFL history: 1. Kyler Murray (5), T2. Ryan Tannehill, Michael Vick, Otto Graham, Y.A. Tittle, Jim Hart, & Jack Kemp (4)

NFL
Jul 21, 2022
Most PASS YDS by a Rookie in Cardinals franchise history: 1. 2019 Kyler Murray (3,722), 2. 2006 Matt Leinart (2,547), 3. 2018 Josh Rosen (2,278), 4. 1997 Jake Plummer (2,203), 5. 1981 Neil Lomax (1,575)

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Jul 21, 2022
Darin Ruf is the 1st Giants player with a pinch-hit Grand Slam against the Dodgers since 1978

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NFL: K Evan McPherson, Cincinnati Bengals (turns 23)

NFL: DE Whitney Mercilus, Retired after 2021 (32)

NBA: C DeAndre Jordan, Denver Nuggets (34)

MLB: SP CC Sabathia, Retired after 2019 (42)

2019: Legendary New York Yankees CP Mariano Rivera became the 1st unanimous-voted Hall of Famer inducted into Cooperstown as he was joined by Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, and Lee Smith in the HOF Class of 2019

2010: After going undrafted, PG Jeremy Lin signed his 1st NBA contract with the Golden State Warriors 

2008: Arizona Diamondbacks SP Randy Johnson became the 1st pitcher with 2,000+ career strikeouts on multiple teams as he racked up 2,162 Ks with the Mariners and would go on to finish his Arizona career with 2,077 Ks

2006: New Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez not only recorded his 2,000th career hit, but also passed Ken Griffey Jr. to become the youngest player in MLB history to slug 450 career HRs at 30 years, 358 days old

1995: OF Deion Sanders was involved in an 8-player trade that sent him from the Cincinnati Reds to the San Francisco Giants

1973: Atlanta Braves OF Hank Aaron joined Babe Ruth as the only 2 members of the 700 home run club

1945: Detroit Tigers SP Les Mueller pitched 19.2 innings against the Philadelphia Athletics, a game that ended in a 1-1 tie after 24 innings

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