October 1986 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 2 Mike Scott is 3rd NL pitcher to strike out 300 in a season (306)
  • Oct 2 NY Met Dwight Gooden is 1st to strike out 200 or more in 1st 3 seasons
  • Oct 3 Baltimore loses assuring Orioles of their 1st last-place finish

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Oct 4 NY Yank Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti

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Oct 7 Steve Yzerman is named captain of the Detroit Red Wings, a title he would hold for over 1,300 games

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman

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Oct 9 Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals

  • Oct 12 California Angels within 1 pitch of pennant victory lose to Red Sox
  • Oct 13 25th NY, NL appearance in World Series (Mets vs A's)
  • Oct 13 IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
  • Oct 14 IOC decides to stagger Winter & Summer Olympic schedule
  • Oct 15 Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 & win NL pennant
  • Oct 15 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Houston Astros, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 15 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat California Angels, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 19 Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in Tests (v India, Bombay)
  • Oct 21 1st-class cricket debut of Andy Flower, ZCU Presidents XI v Young WI
  • Oct 24 Dodgers' Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement
  • Oct 25 Trailing 5-3 with 2 out & no one on in bottom of 10th, NY rallies to win Game 6 of the World Series, 6-5, Bill Buckner misplays a ball
  • Oct 26 37th Formula One WDC: Alain Prost wins by two points
  • Oct 27 NY Mets beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 83rd World Series
  • Oct 29 Kirk Muller scores NJ Devil record 6 point, beat Penguins, 8-6
  • Oct 29 Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt is arrested at US-Mexico border for drugs

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Ricardo Vaz Té, Portuguese footballer
  • Oct 6 Mohammad Shukri, Malaysian cricketer
  • Oct 7 Lee Nguyen, American soccer player
  • Oct 7 Gunnar Nielsen, Faroese footballer
  • Oct 9 Laure Manaudou, French swimmer
  • Oct 10 Nathan Jawai, Australian basketball player
  • Oct 12 Sergio Peter, German footballer
  • Oct 14 Tom Craddock, English footballer
  • Oct 16 Craig Pickering, British sprinter
  • Oct 21 Chibuzor Chilaka, English footballer
  • Oct 22 Kara Lang, Canadian soccer player
  • Oct 23 Jake Robinson, English footballer
  • Oct 24 John Ruddy, English footballer
  • Oct 27 Matty Pattison, English footballer
  • Oct 30 Thomas Morgenstern, Austrian ski jumper
  • Oct 31 Chris Alajajian, Australian racing driver, born in Sydney, Australia

Weddings in Sport

  • Oct 18 NFL player Frank Gifford (56) marries 3rd wife Kathie Lee Johnson (35)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 3 Vince DiMaggio, American Baseball Player (b. 1912)
  • Oct 5 Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (b. 1947)
  • Oct 11 Norm Cash, 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), dies at 51
  • Oct 26 Jackson Scholz, American runner (b. 1897)