On This Day in Sport for October 13

Events in Sport

  • 1893 Vigilant (US) beats Valkyrie II (UK) in 9th America's Cup, in New York
  • 1903 Pilgrims beat Pirates 5 games to 3 in 1st World Series
  • 1914 Boston Braves sweep Philadelphia A's, 1st sweep in World Series history
  • 1915 Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 1 in 12th World Series
  • 1917 7th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 62-0 in Annapolis
  • 1920 World Series celebration in Wade Park brings out 50,000+ Clevelanders
  • 1921 NY Giants beat NY Yankees, 5 games to 3 in 18th World Series
  • 1933 Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren
  • 1934 11th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 16-13 in Annapolis
  • 1947 1st NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 4-3 at Toronto
  • 1960 Pirate's Mazeroski's bottom of 9th lead off HR beats NY Yankees 10-9 in game 7 of 57th World Series
  • 1963 15th Ryder Cup: US beats 23-9 at East Lake Country Club (Atlanta, Georgia, US)

Sport awardGolf Major

1963 9th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1971 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)
  • 1972 Commish Bowie Kuhn allows Bert Campaneris to play in World Series
  • 1978 Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectactular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yanks win next 4

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1982 NJ Devils 1st short handed goal-Don Lever
  • 1984 Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 1986 25th NY, NL appearance in World Series (Mets vs A's)
  • 1986 IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
  • 1987 West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka
  • 1989 Bob Quinn resigns as NY Yankee VP/GM & replaced by Harding Peterson
  • 1991 Blue Jay Cito Gaston is 1st manager ejected in a playoff game
  • 1991 Minnesota Twins win AL pennant beating Toronto in 5 games
  • 1991 MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
  • 1993 Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game
  • 1993 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
  • 1994 Earliest start of Sheffield Shield season (Queensland v Tasmania)
  • 1996 Annika Sorenstam wins Betsy King LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1996 NY Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud NFL field goal record at 374
  • 1996 Yanks (3) & Orioles (3) combine to tie play off record of 6 HRs
  • 1996 47th Formula One WDC: Damon Hil wins by 19 points
  • 1996 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 1
  • 1998 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002 53rd Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 67 points

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2002 MLB American League Championship: Anaheim Angels beat Minnesota Twins, 4 games to 1
  • 2007 17th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 27-14 in South Bend
  • 2015 Basketball player Lamar Odom is hospitalised after being found unconscious in a brothel in Nevada

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1876 Rube Waddell, American baseball player (d. 1914)
  • 1877 Bernard Bosanquet, cricketer (pioneer of googly)
  • 1895 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1902 Franco Giorgetti, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1920)
  • 1923 Servaas "Faas" Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes/Fortuna/Inter Milan)
  • 1926 Walter "Killer" Kowalski (wrestler) Canadian Wrestler (d. 2008)
  • 1931 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1931 Raymond Kopa [Kopaszewski], French footballer 'the Napoleon of football', born in Noeux-les-Mines (d. 2017)
  • 1938 Mahboob Shah, cricketer (Pakistani Test umpire on intl panel)
  • 1941 John Snow, cricketer (fiery England quickie Unpopular with Aussies)
  • 1942 Jerry Jones, owner/GM (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1942 Bob Bailey, American baseball player
  • 1944 Buddy Allin, Bremerton WA, PGA golfer (1980 NZ Open)
  • 1947 Jerry Trupiano, American sports broadcaster
  • 1949 Tom Mees, American sports broadcaster (d. 1996)
  • 1949 Patrick Nève, Belgian racing driver
  • 1950 Annegret Richter-Irrang, German FR, sprinter (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1953 Pat Day, American jockey
  • 1954 George Frazier, American baseball player
  • 1956 Anura Ranasinghe, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman in 3 Tests 1982)
  • 1958 Barb Bunkowsky-Scherbak, Toronto ON, LPGA golfer (1984 Chrysler)
  • 1958 Dwayne Evans, 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1960 Greg Derr, Marshfield Mass, free pistol (Olympics-1996)
  • 1960 Tim Brewster, American football coach
  • 1961 Derek Harper, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1962 Jerry Rice, NFL wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers), born in Starkville, Mississippi

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice
  • 1964 Chris Gwynn, outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Linda Brenneman, Wheat Ridge Colo, cyclist (Olympics-11th-96)
  • 1965 Johan Museeuw, Belgian cyclist
  • 1967 Derrick Moore, NFL running back (Az Cardinals, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1967 Trevor Hoffman, Anaheim CA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1967 Steve Vickers, English footballer
  • 1968 David Alcoriza, Lodi California, double trap (Olympics-1996)
  • 1968 Julio Valera, San Sebastian Puerto Rico, pitcher (KC Royals)
  • 1969 Rhonda Mapp, WNBA center/forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1969 Tim Crabtree, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1970 Ann Grossman, Grove City Ohio, tennis star (1994 LA finalist)
  • 1970 Eric Gant, WLAF running back (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Steve Matthews, NFL/WLAF quarterback (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
  • 1971 Hitesh Modi, cricketer (Kenyan left-handed batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1971 Irv Smith, NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971 Jay Williams, defensive end (St Louis Rams)
  • 1971 Sean O'Donnell, NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1972 Jean Foster, 3x20 rifle (Olympics-1996), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1972 Summer Sanders, California, butterfly swimmer (Olympics-gold-1992, 96)
  • 1973 Brian Dawkins, safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Peter Dumbreck, Scottish race car driver
  • 1974 Anthony Carbone, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1975 Arafath Hill, soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 1975 Leo Koswal, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1975 David Kennedy, American musician (Box Car Racer, Angels & Airwaves)
  • 1976 Edward Ellis, tackle (New England Patriots)
  • 1977 Gareth Batty, English cricketer
  • 1977 Paul Pierce, American basketball player
  • 1978 Jermaine O'Neal, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1979 Wes Brown, English footballer
  • 1980 Magne Hoseth, Norwegian footballer
  • 1980 Scott Parker, English footballer
  • 1981 Ryan Ashford, English footballer
  • 1982 Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer
  • 1984 Frank Simek, American soccer player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1941 NFL halfback Red Grange (38) weds flight attendant Margaret Hazelberg

NFL halfback Red Grange
NFL halfback
Red Grange

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 MLB player Roger Maris (22) weds high school sweetheart Pat Carvell at St. Anthony Padua Church

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1998 Golfer champ Nick Faldo (41) divorces manager's secretary Gill Bennett after 12 years of marriage

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

Deaths in Sport

  • 1951 W G (Billy) Quaife, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 228 runs), dies
  • 1966 Father Marriott, cricketer (one Test for England, 11 wickets), dies
  • 1971 Stafford Smythe, Canadian NHL executive (b. 1921)
  • 1985 Jack Wilson, cricketer (Test for Australia, 0-39 & 1-25, DNB), dies
  • 1988 Mike Venezia, jockey, dies in 5th-race fall at Belmont Race Track, NY
  • 1995 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor, dies at 79
  • 1996 René Lacoste [the Crocodile], French tennis player (7 grand slam titles) and businessman, dies at 92
  • 2008 Alexei Cherepanov, Russian hockey player (b. 1989)
  • 2012 Helmut Haller, German footballer, dies from Parkinson's disease and dementia at 73