Events in Sport in October 1989

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Oct 1 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Oct 1 Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, records his 1,000th NFL tackle

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Oct 7 Howard Stern's US Open Sores Tennis match

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 7 Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games)

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Oct 8 Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series
  • Oct 8 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
  • Oct 9 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
  • Oct 9 1st NFL game coached by an African American (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
  • Oct 9 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1
  • Oct 13 Bob Quinn resigns as NY Yankee VP/GM & replaced by Harding Peterson
  • Oct 14 Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consecutive World Series openers
  • Oct 14 Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards

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Oct 15 Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Oct 17 Earthquake in SF (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
  • Oct 21 Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe purchase the Denver Nuggets for $65m - 1st African American owners of a major sports team,
  • Oct 22 Denver Nuggets beat Jugoplastika Split 135-129 in 3rd McDonald Open
  • Oct 24 After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played
  • Oct 28 Oakland A's sweep SF Giants in earthquake/BART series
  • Oct 29 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Nichirei Golf International
  • Oct 29 Ozzie Newsome ends NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions