On This Day in Sport for October 14

Events in Sport

  • 1862 Baseballer James Creighton ruptures bladder hitting HR, dies 10/18
  • 1881 21st British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 170 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1905 NY Giants beats Philadelphia A's, 4 games to 1 in 2nd World Series
  • 1905 Giant's Christy Mathewson's 3rd straight World Series shutout
  • 1906 All Chicago World Series, 1st AL victory, White Sox win 4 games to 2 Cubs losers share of $439.50 is lowest for World Series
  • 1908 Baseball Writers Association of America forms
  • 1908 Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 1 in 5th World Series, 1st rematch
  • 1908 Smallest crowd at World Series, 6,210 fans see Cubs beat Tigers
  • 1908 4th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 57-0 in College Park
  • 1909 Pirates beat Tigers, 5-4, forces 1st full 7 game world series
  • 1911 Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)

AgreementContract of Interest

1926 Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1929 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series
  • 1929 Philadelphia A's set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1949 Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 1951 Det Lion Jack Christiansen returns 2 punts for touchdowns vs LA Rams
  • 1956 Patty Berg wins LPGA Arkansas Golf Open
  • 1961 14th Ryder Cup: US wins, 14½-9½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes, England

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1962 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1964 Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1965 Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0
  • 1968 In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each
  • 1970 Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92
  • 1972 Oakland A Gene Tenace is 1st to homer in 1st 2 World Series at bats
  • 1973 Judy Rankin wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1976 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
  • 1977 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem at World Series

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1978 NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st & deflects the ball away

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

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1978 Despite Denis Potvin hat trick in 3:21 NY Islanders lose 7-10 making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-22-2-1

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 1979 Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1982 Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)
  • 1982 NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1984 Detroit Tigers beat SD Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series
  • 1984 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Smirnoff Ladies Irish Golf Open
  • 1986 IOC decides to stagger Winter & Summer Olympic schedule
  • 1987 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3
  • 1988 NJ Devils raise their 1st pennant by winning the Patrick Division Playoff Championship
  • 1989 Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consecutive World Series openers
  • 1989 Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards
  • 1990 Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

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1991 NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • 1992 Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant
  • 1992 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
  • 1992 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 2
  • 1995 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to sweep in NL playoff (beat Reds)
  • 1995 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 0
  • 1996 Braves blow out St Louis, 14-0 in an NLCS game
  • 1997 MLB National League Championship: Florida Marlins beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
  • 1998 NY Islanders beat Tampa Bay, 7-1, to end 11 game winless streak
  • 1998 Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with 6 bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1998 MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001 52nd Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 58 points

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2002 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003 Fan Steve Bartman deflects the ball away from Chicago Cubs outfielder Moises Alou. Cubs give up eight runs in the inning and lose to the Marlins 8-3, and the Bartman incident is seen as the turning point in the series

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • 2006 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 0

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1842 Joe Start, American baseball player (d. 1927)
  • 1873 Ray Ewry, jumper (Olympics-10 gold-1900, 04, 06, 08), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • 1882 Charlie Parker, cricketer (legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test)
  • 1899 Alan Washbond, American 2-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1932)
  • 1900 Edwin McLeod, cricketer (played in NZ's 2nd-ever Test 1930)
  • 1902 Stanley Coen, cricketer (South African batsman in two Tests 1927-28)
  • 1902 Learco Guerra, Italian cyclist (d. 1963)
  • 1907 Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter and actor (Zeskamp, Oebele), born in in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • 1909 Bernd Rosemeyer, German auto racer (Indy 500)
  • 1910 John Wooden, basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships)
  • 1912 Jack Crapp, cricketer (England batsman 1948-49)
  • 1912 Jack Young, English cricketer (Middlesex & England slow left-armer post-WW2)
  • 1913 Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quick of the 30's who didn't play for Aust)
  • 1913 Victor Trumper Jr, cricketer (son of Mr & Mrs Trumper NSW 1940-41)
  • 1918 Doug Ring, cricketer (Australian leggie of the late 40's early 50's)
  • 1929 Yvon Durelle, Canadian boxer (d. 2007)
  • 1939 Hugh Delane Thompson, PGA golfer (1991 MONY Syracuse), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1940 Jesse Carlyle Snead, Hot Springs VA, PGA golfer (1972 Philadelphia Classic)
  • 1941 Art Shamsky, American baseball player
  • 1943 Lance Rentzel, NFL receiver (Minn, LA)/ex-husband of Joey Heatherton
  • 1946 James Robert "Radio" Kennedy, American football coach
  • 1946 Al Oliver, American baseball player
  • 1947 Charlie Joiner, Many La, NFL receiver (Houston, Cincinnati, San Diego)
  • 1950 Sheila Young Ochowicz, speed skater (Oly-gold/sil-76), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1952 Nikolai Adrianov, USSR, gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976)
  • 1953 Roland Butcher, Barbados born English cricketer (1st cricketer of Caribbean descent to play for England 1981)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1956 Beth Daniel, American LPGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open), born in Charleston, South Carolina

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1957 Karen Permezel, LPGA golfer
  • 1960 John Aalberg, Orland Norway, US cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • 1960 Steve Cram, English runner (world record mile/2 km)
  • 1962 Shahar Perkiss, Israel, tennis star
  • 1963 Keith Byars, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots)
  • 1964 Joe Girardi, Peoria IL, catcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1964 Pieter Axe, soccer player (FC Utrecht/SC Heerenveen)
  • 1967 Dave Hajek, Roseville CA, infielder (Houston Astros)
  • 1967 Sylvain Lefebvre, Richmond, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1967 Pat Kelly, American baseball player
  • 1967 Stephen A. Smith, American sports journalist
  • 1968 Dwayne Schintzius, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1968 Gene Williams, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968 Rashid Latif, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper)
  • 1968 Wanda Guyton, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • 1968 Matthew Le Tissier, English footballer
  • 1969 Mark Verhoeven, Dutch soccer player (MVV/NEC)
  • 1969 P J Brown, NBA center/forward (NJ Nets, Miami Heat)
  • 1970 Jim Jackson, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1970 Nina Kemppel, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1970 Pär Zetterberg, Swedish football player
  • 1971 Derrick Rodgers, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1971 Frank Wycheck, NFL tight end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1971 Jorge Costa, Portuguese footballer
  • 1972 Erika de Lone, tennis star (1996 Futures-Wilmington DE), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1972 J J Smith, NFL running back (KC Chiefs)
  • 1972 Mike Archie, running back (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1972 Nelson Van waes, CFL defensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1972 Shawn Banks, WLAF LB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1973 DeJuan Wheat, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1974 Kim Williams, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
  • 1975 Floyd Landis, American cyclist
  • 1976 Nataša Kejžar, Slovenian swimmer
  • 1976 Henry Mateo, Dominican baseball player
  • 1977 Kelly Schumacher, Canadian basketball player
  • 1978 Ryan Church, American baseball player
  • 1978 Steven Thompson, Scottish footballer
  • 1978 Javon Walker, American football player
  • 1980 Paul Ambrosi, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1980 Niels Lodberg, Danish footballer
  • 1980 Terrence McGee, American football player
  • 1981 Boof Bonser, American baseball player
  • 1983 Lin Dan, Chinese badminton player
  • 1983 Lin Dan, Chinese badminton player (two-time Olympic champion, five-time World champion), born in Longyan, China
  • 1984 LaRon Landry, American football player
  • 1985 Digão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985 Alexandre Sarnes Negrão, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1986 Tom Craddock, English footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1913 Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe

HeartWedding of Interest

1914 Baseball legend Babe Ruth (19) weds Helen Woodford

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1988 Mike Tyson countersues Robin Givens for divorce & annulment

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Deaths in Sport

  • 1943 Jackie Matthews, cricketer (8 Tests 1911-12, 16 wickets), dies
  • 1980 S N Banerjee, cricketer (one Test for India), dies
  • 1993 Bertie Clarke, cricketer (6 wkts for WI in 1939), dies
  • 2012 Kyle Bennett, American BMX racer, dies in a traffic collision at 33