Events in Sport in October 1991

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2nd Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques

NHL Star Eric Lindros
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Eric Lindros

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2nd Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 2nd Toronto Blue Jays clinches AL East title & becomes 1st team to draw 4 million fans

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4th NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • 4th San Jose Sharks lose 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks in their 1st NHL game
  • 5th NJ Devils begin their 10th Anniversary with a 7-2 win over the Blues
  • 5th Carlos Huerta's NCAA record streak of successful points after a touchdown ends at 157
  • 5th Fresno State ties NCAA record with 49 points in a quarter, as they route New Mexico 94-17

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6th Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 6th NY Met David Cone ties NL record by striking out 19 Phillies
  • 6th Orioles' last game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (vs Det Tigers)
  • 7th Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal & Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in NY thoroughbred racing history
  • 9th San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
  • 11th Chip Beck ties PGA lowest 18 hole score of 59
  • 12th Boxer Hector Comacho arrested for driving while getting oral sex
  • 12th Mike Lerch of Princeton ties NCAA record with 370 receiving yards
  • 12th Wrestler Rip Oliver forced to retire after being injured by Crush
  • 12th Doug Flutie of BC Lions sets CFL passing record of 582 yards despite losing to Edmonton 45-38 in overtime
  • 13th Blue Jay Cito Gaston is 1st manager ejected in a playoff game
  • 13th Minnesota Twins win AL pennant beating Toronto in 5 games
  • 13th MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1

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14th NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal

NHL Star Mike Gartner
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Mike Gartner
  • 16th Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for life under the league's anti-drug agreement
  • 17th Angel Cordero is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races

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17th Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • 17th MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
  • 19th Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs)
  • 19th Lonnie Glieberman purchased Ottawa Rough Riders from CFL
  • 24th Larry Ryckman purchases CFL Calgary Stampeders
  • 27th John Brodie wins Security Pacific Senior Golf Classic
  • 27th Minnesota Twins beat Altanta Braves 1-0 in 10 to win World Series in 7
  • 29th Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as NY Yankee manager
  • 30th Mark Sauer becomes CEO of Pittsburgh Pirates