On This Day in Sport for October 11

Events in Sport

  • 1902 8th US Golf Open: Laurie Auchterlonie shoots a 307 at Garden City, NY
  • 1902 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket between South Africa & Australia
  • 1906 White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1911 Ty Cobb (AL) & Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1913 Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 1 in 10th World Series
  • 1916 6th College Football Crab Bowl Classic; Navy beats Maryland 14-7 in College Park

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1923 Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1925 NY Giants play 1st NFL game, lose to Providence 14-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1927 Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1943 NY Yankees beat Cards 4 games to 1, in 40th World Series, to become 1st team to win 10 World Series
  • 1948 Cleve Indians beat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2 in 45th World Series
  • 1960 Radio/TV executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Detroit Tigers
  • 1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Hillside House Ladies' Golf Open
  • 1967 World Series record 3 consecutive HRs (Carl Yastremski, Reggie Smith, & Rico Petrocelli) by Red Sox
  • 1968 MLB star Billy Martin named manager of the Minnesota Twins
  • 1971 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)
  • 1972 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 2
  • 1973 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier

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1978 Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1980 Dallas Mavericks first game at Reunion Arena, beat San Antonio 103-92
  • 1981 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
  • 1981 Yanks beat Brewers 7-3 & win only Eastern Championship Series
  • 1991 Chip Beck ties PGA lowest 18 hole score of 59

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1995 O.J. Simpson cancels a TV appearance on Dateline

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Dennis Rodman returns from second longest NBA suspension (11 games)

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1897 George Preston Marshall, American businessman and NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), born in Grafton, West Virginia (d.
  • 1899 A L "Oosh" Ochse, cricketer (no relation to A E South African fast bowler)
  • 1899 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1906 Earl "Dutch" Clark, Colo, NFL hall of fame QB (Spartans, Detroit)
  • 1924 Mal Whitfield, American Olympic athlete, born in Bay City, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1926 John Dewes, cricketer (England opener late 40's early 50's)
  • 1930 Bill Fischer, baseball player
  • 1930 Harry Glass, German DR, 1st E German Olympic medalist (bronze-1956)
  • 1937 Bobby Charlton, English soccer player

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1939 Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (Wimbledon 1959), born in São Paulo, Brazil

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 1943 Keith Boyce, St Peter, Barbados, cricketer (big-hitting WI all-rounder of 70's)
  • 1944 Rodney Marsh, British football player, coach and broadcaster, born in Hatfield
  • 1944 Mike Fiore, American baseball player
  • 1946 Sawao Kato, Japan, gymnist (Olympic gold 1968, 72, 76)
  • 1947 Thomas Boswell, American sports columnist
  • 1949 Bobby Jones, baseball player
  • 1959 Michiel Schapers, Netherlands, tennis star
  • 1960 Curt Ford, baseball player
  • 1960 Joe Nash, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1961 Steve Young, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, NFL Player of Year '92), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1962 Eric Johnson, Seaside OR, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Louisiana Open-3rd)
  • 1962 Martin Bayless, NFL safety (KC Chiefs)
  • 1962 Philip Newport, cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1988-91)
  • 1963 Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli footballer
  • 1965 Chris Spielman, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills)
  • 1966 Gregg Olson, pitcher (Balt Orioles, Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1966 Shawn Chambers, Royal Oaks MI, NHL defenseman (Team USA, NJ Devils)
  • 1967 Bruce Dickson, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1967 Charles Ogletree, tornado sailor (Olympics-8th-1996), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1967 Dennis Vaske, Rockford, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • 1967 John Lovell, Baton Rouge LA, tornado sailor (Olympics-8th-1996)
  • 1967 Rob Selby, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1967 David Starr, American race car driver
  • 1968 Claude Lapointe, Lachine, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
  • 1968 Cynthia Johnston, basketball forward (Olympics-96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1969 Cal Dixon, NFL center/guard (NY Jets)
  • 1969 Mike Kerr, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Chidi Ahanotu, NFL defensive end/defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1970 Kelly Sims, WLAF cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1970 Nicole Jeray, Cook County IL, LPGA golfer (1995 Sprint Champ-22nd)
  • 1970 Andy Marriott, English footballer
  • 1971 Chann McRae, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Albany, Georgia
  • 1972 Brigitte Soucy, American volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Moncton New Brunswick
  • 1972 Cherokee Parks, NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1972 Kyoko Ina, figure skater (1993 North Atlantic Sr champ), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1972 Troy Corbett, cricket pace bowler (Victorian lefty since 1994-95)
  • 1973 Steven Pressley, Scottish footballer
  • 1974 Jason Arnott, Collingwood Ontario, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1974 Terje Haakonsen, Norwegian snowboarder
  • 1975 Zach Conrad, Ft Collins Colo, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1977 Desmond Mason, American basketball player
  • 1977 Ty Wigginton, American baseball player
  • 1978 Kali, Angolan footballer
  • 1980 Nyron Nosworthy, English footballer
  • 1984 Sergio Hellings, Dutch footballer
  • 1987 Mike Conley, Jr., American basketball player
  • 1989 Michelle Wie, American golfer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1917 Harry Trott, cricketer (Aust capt played 24 Tests 1888-1898), dies
  • 1935 Frank Mitchell, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng then 3 for South Africa), dies
  • 1959 Bert Bell, NFL hall of famer, dies at 64
  • 1984 Khanderao M Rangnekar, cricketer (33 runs at 5 50 for India), dies
  • 1984 Sid Carroll, Australian cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies at 61
  • 1986 Norm Cash, 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), dies at 51
  • 1996 Keith Boyce, cricketer (West Indies all-rounder 1969-76), dies of chronic cirrhosis of the liver at 53
  • 2004 Keith Miller, Australian sportsman (b. 1919)
  • 2006 Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
  • 2012 John Junior "Champ" Summers, American MLB player, dies from kidney cancer at 66
  • 2015 Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher, dies at 74