On This Day in Sport for October 23

Events in Sport

  • 1871 Columbia & Sappho (US) beat Livonia (UK) in 3rd America's Cup
  • 1884 1st World Series OKed by AA, Providence (NL) beats NY Mets (AA) 6-0
  • 1903 8th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 18-6 in Montgomery
  • 1910 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1 in 7th World Series
  • 1920 Chicago grand jury indicts Abe Attell, Hal Chase, & Bill Burns as go-betweens in Black Sox World Series scandal
  • 1921 Green Bay Packers play 1st NFL game, 7-6 win over Minneapolis

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1923 Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1923 Giants defeat Balt Orioles 9-0 to benefit former Giants owner John Day
  • 1935 Johnny Revolta wins PGA golf tournament

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1945 Jackie Robinson signs Montreal Royal contract

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1955 Dominican League moves to winter baseball for 1st time
  • 1964 Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball
  • 1966 Sandra Spuzich and Jack Rule wins Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome Golf
  • 1966 17th Formula One WDC: Jack Brabham wins by 14 points
  • 1967 NJ Americans (later NY/NJ Nets) play 1st ABA game
  • 1974 Cubs trade Billy Williams to A's for Manny Trillo, Knowles & Locker
  • 1977 8th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:38
  • 1977 28th Formula One WDC: Niki Lauda wins by 17 points
  • 1980 McCosker (168) & Dyson (152) make 319 opening stand cricket, NSW v WA
  • 1983 14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
  • 1984 Cubs Rick Sutcliffe, selected as a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young
  • 1988 Boston Celtics play Spain in Madrid
  • 1993 Tor Blue Jays beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2, in 89th World Series

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1993 Joe Carter (Toronto Blue Jays) hits a World Series winning walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • 1994 3rd Solheim Cup: US beats Europe, 13-7 at Greenbrier WV
  • 1996 NY Yankees set record by coming back from 6-0 in World Series game to beat Atlanta Braves 8-6, also set record of 7th straight road win
  • 1997 Les Alexander, owner of Houston Rockets buys NHL's Edmonton Oilers
  • 2000 "Monday Night Miracle", down 30-7 at the end of the third quarter, New York Jets pull together an improbable comeback with 4 touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth quarter, eventually defeating the Miami Dolphins 40-37 in overtime
  • 2004 16th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 24-23 in South Bend

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2008 Joe Sakic scores his final career goal (#625) against the Edmonton Oilers

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 2010 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2
  • 2011 7th Rugby World Cup: New Zealand beats France 8-7 in Auckland
  • 2013 Boston Red Sox defeat St Louis Cardinals in game 1 of the MLB 2013 World Series

Birthdays in Sport


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1869 John Heisman, American pioneering football coach/trophy namesake, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach John Heisman
Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach
John Heisman
  • 1894 Rube Bressler, baseball player (d. 1966)
  • 1900 Douglas Jardine, cricketer (England's Bodyline captain)
  • 1904 Harvey Penick, American golfer (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1924), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Frank (Bruiser) Kinard, NFL, AAFC tackle (NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1931 Jim Bunning, American baseball player and politician (perfect Game vs Mets 1965)/(Rep. Senator-Ky), born in Southgate, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Tom Dewdney, cricket pace bowler (WI of 50's)
  • 1935 Chi Chi Rodriguez, Rio Piedras PR, PGA golfer (1972 Byron Nelson)
  • 1936 Barry Sinclair, cricketer (21 Tests for NZ in the 60's, 3 centuries)

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1940 Pelé [Edson Arantes do Nascimento], Brazilian footballer (Player of the Century - 1281 goals in 1363 games), born in Três Corações, Minas Gerais

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • 1941 Colin Milburn, cricketer (England bat whose career was cut short)
  • 1946 Miklos Nemeth, Hungarian javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956 Betsy Nagelsen, tennis star, born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • 1956 Darrell Pace, archer (Oly-2 gold/silver-1976, 84, 88), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1957 Sue Ertl, American LPGA golfer, born in Ionia, Michigan
  • 1960 Wayne Rainey, American motorcyclist
  • 1961 Andoni Zubizarreta, Spanish footballer
  • 1962 Christo van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star
  • 1962 Doug Flutie, CFL/NFL quarterback (Argonauts, Generals, Bears, Pats)
  • 1962 Jaime Yzaga, Peru, tennis star
  • 1962 Mike Tomczak, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1963 David Bedard, 3m springboard diver (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1965 Al Leiter, Toms River NJ, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Mets)
  • 1966 Alex Zanardi, Italian race car driver
  • 1967 Jaime Yzaga, Lima Peru, tennis star
  • 1967 Michael Philbrick, CFL defensive tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1968 Bettina Fulco Villella, Mar Del Plata Arg, tennis star (1993 Futures)
  • 1968 Kendall Gammon, NFL center (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Kevin Henry, NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1969 Kristine Bailey, Livonia Mich, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995)
  • 1971 Alai Kalaniuvalu, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Daryl Price, defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1972 Patrise Alexander, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972 Tiffeny Milbrett, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1973 Blaine McElmurry, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973 Mac Cozier, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1973 Shawn Wooden, free safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1973 Sjoerd Sanders, soccer player (PSV/MVV)
  • 1974 Beatrice Faumuina, New Zealand discus thrower (Olympics 96), born in Auckland
  • 1974 Dani Tyler, softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1974 Sander Westerveld, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1975 Keith Van Horn, NBA forward (NJ Nets)
  • 1976 Julie Howard, Brantford ON, 100m/200m backstroker (Olympics-27-92, 96)
  • 1978 Steve Harmison, English cricketer
  • 1978 Jimmy Bullard, English footballer
  • 1978 Archie Thompson, Australian footballer
  • 1979 Simon Davies, Welsh footballer
  • 1979 Jorge Solís, Mexican professional boxer
  • 1980 Jade Davidson, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • 1980 Pedro Liriano, Dominican baseball player
  • 1981 Jeroen Bleekemolen, Dutch racing driver
  • 1981 Ben Francisco, American baseball player
  • 1982 Valentin Badea, Romanian footballer
  • 1983 Filipos Darlas, Greek footballer
  • 1986 Jake Robinson, English footballer
  • 1988 Nicolaj Agger, Danish football player

Deaths in Sport

  • 1915 W G Grace, British cricketer, dies
  • 2001 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner (b. 1917)
  • 2008 Kevin Finnegan, British Middleweight Boxing Champion (b. 1948)
  • 2010 Francis Crippen, American long-distance swimmer (b. 1984)
  • 2011 Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1987)
  • 2015 Jimmy [James] Roberts, Canadian NHL defenceman (1st Blues draft pick), dies at 75