A recap of the past weekend in sports, by Austin Pirkle
Henrik Stenson Sinks It For 63
In one of the best played final rounds in major tournament history, Henrik Stenson edged out Phil Mickelson to win his first Open championship. He put an exclamation point on his week by making this long putt on 18 to tie the lowest major round of 63 and (-20) for the tournament. It’s another second place finish for Mickelson despite shooting a bogey-free 65.
Almora Becoming One with Wrigley Ivy
It’s something every Cub outfielder will encounter at some point. The moment of indecision when chasing down a fly ball to the ivy covered wall. Albert Almora decided getting the out was more important than being cautious with this great grab.
In an, um…. interesting, turn of events the Padres were gifted a win in the 10th inning when the Giants pitcher had trouble on the mound. A balk that gave a team a walk-off? The term balkoff has now entered the baseball dictionary.
Buzzer Beater in July
Tyler Ulis is showing he’s not too small to play in the NBA. He helped his argument with a sweet three pointer for the win in Summer League. The former Kentucky guard is bringing his clutchness gene to the NBA.
Wrong Kind of Beer Shower
This is not the situation you want beer poured all over you. Celebrating after winning a championship? Yes. Enjoying a baseball game? Not exactly. This fan learned that lesson the hard way.
Saltalamacchia Sends The Fans Home Happy
The man with the best name in baseball blasted a walk-off homer on Sunday afternooon. The Tigers catcher ripped the 1-0 pitch into the right field stands to give Detroit the win.
Looking ahead, looking back...
Cal Ripkin Jr. played in 1,500th straight game on this day in 1991. That’s a record that will likely never be touched for as long as they play baseball
From one baseball legend to another. On this day 40 years ago, Hank Aaron hit his 755th and final HR as the MLB record holder until Barry Bonds hit 762.