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Events in Sport for 24th Oct
1912 – Red Sox Tris Speaker’s makes only World Series unassisted double play, from the outfield
1917 – Chicago White Sox beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series
1923 – NY Yankees 1st World Series win beating NY Giants, 4 games to 2
1925 – Pittsburgh Pirates beat Wash Senators, 4 games to 3 in 22nd World Series
1928 – Walter Johnson signs a 3-year contract to manage the Senators
1933 – Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to NY Giants 56-0
1935 – NHL’s St Louis Eagles fold
1945 – Baseball Attendance hits record 10.28 million (Tigers 1.28 is highest)
1946 – Smallest World Series share since 1918 (Cards $3,748, Red Sox $2,140)
1946 – St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 43rd World Series
1946 – Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
1956 – Yankees Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
1957 – Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players
1964 – St Louis Cardinals beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series
1964 – NY Yankees appears in 14 & win 9 of last 16 World Series
1965 – Dodgers & Sandy Koufax win 7th game of 62nd World Series vs Twins
1969 – Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)
1969 – NY Met Ron Swoboda’s spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st & 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game
1970 – Baltimore Orioles beat Cin Reds, 4 games to 1 in 67th World Series
1972 – 61st Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Bucharest (3-2)
1972 – Omni in Atlanta opens – Hawks beat NY Knicks 109-101
1974 – Washington Capitals 1st NHL tie, playing LA Kings to 1-1 tie
1978 – Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open
1979 – NY Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier
1980 – George Brett is forced out of World Series with hemorrhoids
1981 – NY Yankees capture 33rd AL pennant, sweeping 3 games from Oakland A’s
1983 – Black Hawks & Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
1986 – Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 & win NL pennant
1987 – NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike
1988 – NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)
1988 – With 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run HR to gives Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of World Series
1989 – Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL’s all time top scorer
1995 – Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA World Championship of Women’s Golf
1995 – Carolina Panthers win 1st game ever beating NY Jets 26-15
1997 – Cleve Indians beat Balt Orioles 4 games to 2 in ALCS
1997 – NY jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988

Events in Sport for 25th Oct

1908 – Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as Esquimoux
1909 – Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in 12 for Heavyweight boxing title
1909 – Pirates beat Tigers 4 games to 3 in 6th World Series
1912 – Boston beats NY Giants, 4 games to 3 with a tie in 9th World Series
1921 – Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, & Bill Piercy defy Landis ban on World Series
1921 – Jim Conzelman takes over as coach of Rock Island Independents from Frank Coughlin-only mid-game coaching change in NFL history
1936 – Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA
1942 – Natl Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services
1962 – Yanks (20th championship) beat SF Giants 4 games to 3 in World Series
1962 – NY Yankees appear in 12 & win 9 of last 14 World Series
1968 – During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute
1968 – Milwaukee Bucks play their 1st game losing 89-84 to Chicago Bulls
1969 – 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
1969 – Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series
1976 – Toronto Maple Leaf Lanny McDonald scores a hat trick in 2 min 54 sec
1978 – Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad
1983 – 25th Ryder Cup: US, 14½-13½ at PGA National Golf Club (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US)
1985 – KC Royals & St Louis Cardinals win their league championships
1987 – Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for Heavyweight boxing title
1988 – Orel Hirsheiser, 1st to pitch shutout in playoff & World Series
1990 – Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat
1991 – Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for life under the league’s anti-drug agreement

Events in Sport for 26th Oct

1860 – 1st British Golf Open: Willie Park Snr shoots a 164 at Prestwick Club, Scotland
1885 – Baseball sets all players salaries at $1,000-$2,000 for 1885 season
1920 – Chicago Bears (as Decatur Staleys) play 1st NFL game, win 7-0
1935 – Pacific Association of AAU votes not to participate in Berlin Olympics
1964 – Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra
1971 – Judy Rankin wins LPGA Quality-First Golf Classic
1971 – Pittsburgh Pirates beat Balt Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 68th World Series
1974 – NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak
1974 – Washington Capitals 1st NHL home victory, beating Chicago 4-3
1974 – Oakland A’s beat LA Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 71st World Series makes A’s only team other than Yanks to win 3 straight series
1976 – Coldest World Series game Yankees vs Cincinnati, 39 degrees F (until 1997)
1978 – NY Islanders start a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8)
1978 – NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2 in 75th World Series
1979 – Pittsburgh Pirates beat Balt Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 76th World Series
1982 – Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
1985 – Lou Piniella named NY Yankee manager
1987 – 1st indoor World Series game (Minnesota Metrodome)
1988 – Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of NY Yankees
1991 – Angel Cordero is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 Horse Races
1991 – Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates for NL pennant in 7 games
1991 – Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)
1992 – 1st World Series with non-US team, Toronto loses 3-1 to Braves
1993 – Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA World Championship of Women’s Golf
1994 – Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championships of Women’s Golf
1994 – Kapil Dev’s final one-day international (v West Indies)

Events in Sport for 27th Oct

1889 – 1st all NYC World Series NY Giants (NL) play Bkln (AA)
1891 – 1st international 6-day bicycle race in US (Madison Square Garden, NYC) begins
1918 – NHL’s Quebec Bulldogs sold to a Toronto businessman P J Quinn
1930 – Joseph Sylvester becomes 1st jockey to win 7 races in 1 day
1953 – Willie Thrower becomes 1st black NFL quarterback in modern times
1960 – Casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years)
1963 – IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics
1964 – Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1967 – AL votes to allow Athletics to move from KC to Oakland & expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with KC & Seattle teams
1968 – Bob Beamon of USA sets Long Jump record (29 ft. 2½ in.) in Mexico City
1968 – US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving “black power” salute as a protest during victory ceremony
1970 – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
1974 – 1st NBA game at Market Square Arena – Pacers beat Spurs 129-121
1974 – Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes 1st in NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists & 12 blocks
1977 – NY Yankees win their 21st World Championship, 4 games
1977 – Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth’s series record
1977 – Yanks beat Dodgers 8-4 for 21st world championship, 1st in 15 years
1978 – NY Islanders 1st scoreless tie, vs LA Kings
1980 – Detroit blocks 21 Atlanta shots setting NBA record (double OT)
1981 – NY Giant Joe Danelo ties NFL record of 6 field goals in a game
1992 – 1st non-US team to win a World Series Game; Toronto 5, Atlanta 4
1992 – Phila Eagle Randall Cunningham sets NFL QB scramble record of 3,683
1995 – NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix
1998 – Samsung World Championship of Women’s Golf

Events in Sport for 28th Oct

1919 – Reds beat White Sox, 5 games to 3 in 16th World Series. This series is known as black sox scandal as 8 White Sox throw series
1923 – Ban Johnson persuades AL owners to prohibit boxing in their parks
1933 – Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936
1941 – 1st woman jockey in North America, Anna Lee Wiley in Mexico
1949 – A’s trade 2nd baseman Nellie Fox to White Sox for Joe Tipton
1951 – Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Texas Women’s Golf Open
1952 – Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betty Jameson Golf Tournament
1957 – Maurice “Rocket” Richard, Mont, became 1st NHLer to score 500 goals
1967 – Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then Long Jump record at 27′ 4 3/4″
1969 – Mary Mills wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
1974 – Det Red Wing Mickey Redmond scores 1st hat trick against Wash Caps
1974 – Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland (next win 6-1-90)
1975 – Cleveland Browns’ Don Cockroft kicks club record 5 field goals
1975 – Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Japan Golf Classic
1981 – LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos for NL pennant
1983 – Phila Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak
1987 – Woody Woodward resigns as NY Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM & Billy Martin is named NY Yankee manager for 5th & final time
1991 – Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs)
1991 – Lonnie Glieberman purchased Ottawa Rough Riders from CFL
1996 – Braves beat NY Yanks by record tying 11 runs, 12-1 in a World Series
1997 – 700th World Series home run (Sandy Alomar, Cleve Indians)
1997 – David Duval wins Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Golf Classic
1997 – Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Senior Golf Classic

Events in Sport for29th Oct

1888 – Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
1899 – Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America’s Cup
1910 – 1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series
1910 – Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar
1910 – The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.
1912 – Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record marathon (2:29:39.2)
1924 – 1st Negro League World Series: KC Monarchs shuts out Hilldales, 5-0
1934 – All-Star team led by Babe Ruth & Connie Mack sails to Hawaii & Japan
1946 – Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants
1947 – Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for 3 years
1963 – Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 1,863 yds
1963 – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Hillside Golf Open
1965 – 19th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-2 at Montreal
1968 – Carol Mann wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
1968 – Mamo Wolde wins 16th Olympic marathon (2:20:26.4)
1976 – NY Nets Julius “Dr J” Erving sold to Phila 76ers
1979 – John Tate beats Gerrie Coetze in 15 for Heavyweight boxing title
1981 – 1st NBA game at Meadowlands Arena, NJ Nets lose to NY Knicks 103-99
1982 – St Louis Cards beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
1982 – During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
1984 – Islander’s Mike Bossy’s 30th career hat trick-4 goals
1988 – LA Dodgers beat Oakland A’s in baseball’s 85th World Series 4 games to 1
1988 – Reggie Rogers, Det Lion’s # 1 pick, kills 3 by driving intoxicated
1990 – Cincinnati Reds sweep Oakland A’s in 86th World Series
1992 – 1st World Series game outside of US – Toronto beats Atlanta
1993 – Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m
1996 – Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Samsung World Championship of Women’s Golf
1996 – Braves Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in World Series
1996 – Wasim Akram & Saqlain Mushtaq gets cricket Test record 313 for 8th wkt
1996 – Wasim Akram scores cricket 257 v Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura, 12 sixes
1997 – Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty
2004 – Boston Red Sox come back from 0-3 to defeat the New York Yankees 4-3 to win baseball’s American League

Events in Sport for 30th Oct

1905 – England Pilgrim Association beats All NY 11, 7-1 in soccer at Polo Grounds
1911 – Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta Unions form Western Canada Rugby Football Union
1950 – Patty Berg wins LPGA Hardscrabble Women’s Golf Invitation
1956 – Betty Dodd wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
1957 – Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
1962 – Mickey Wright wins LPGA Carlsbad Cavern Golf Open
1964 – Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:12:11.2)
1964 – Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta
1973 – A’s manager Dick Williams quits after A’s beat Mets in World Series
1973 – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Golf Classic
1973 – Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
1974 – Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cubic Corp Golf Classic
1975 – Red Sox Carlton Fisk’s 12th inning HR beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of WS
1976 – Cin Reds sweep NY Yankees, in 73rd World Series
1976 – NY Knicks retire 1st number, # 19, Willis Reed
1976 – NY Yankee Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles
1979 – 10th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42
1979 – Greta Weitz wins woman participation in NYC marathon (02:27:33)
1979 – Ozzie Newsome begins NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
1980 – 1st (& only) time Phillies win World Series (in 98 years)
1980 – Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history
1984 – Cleveland Browns’ Steve Cox sets club record with a 60-yd field goal
1984 – Niki Lauda becomes 3rd time motor racing world champ
1984 – Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05
1986 – 1st-class cricket debut of Andy Flower, ZCU Presidents XI v Young WI
1988 – Boston Celtics beat Yugoslavia 113-85 in Madrid
1989 – 1st black owners (Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe) to own a major sports team, purchasing Denver Nuggets for $65m
1990 – Esther Canseco calls Oakland A’s manager Tony La Russa a “punk” for not starting husband Jose in the World Series
1995 – Mario Tremblay, selected 22nd NHL coach of Montreal Canadians
1997 – Cleve Marquis Grissom hit in his 15th straight World Series game (streak ends at 15, he is 2nd to Hank Baur with 17)

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