On This Day

October 9, 1974 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
  • MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1
  • Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak

Birthdays in Sport

  • Kavika Pittman, American defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Keith Booth, American NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Baltimore, Maryland