Today's Events in Sports History

  • 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/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, the New York Jets pulled together a rapid and 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