On This Day

October 2, 1970 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Detroit general manager Jim Campbell gives controversial Billy Martin a 2-year deal (1971-72) to manage the Tigers at a well above MLB average annual salary of $65,000

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin

Birthdays in Sport

  • Eddie Guardado, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2002-03; AL saves leader 2002; Minnesota Twins), born in Stockton, California