On This Day

October 1990 in Sport

Events in Sport


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Oct 3 Kansas City 3rd baseman George Brett becomes first in MLB history to win a batting title in 3 different decades; goes 1 for 1 in Royals, 5-2 loss v Cleveland to win AL batting title with .329 average; AL batting champion 1976, 80

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Oct 3 Detroit 1st baseman Cecil Fielder becomes 11th player in MLB history to hit 50 HRs in a season; 50th & 51st in 10-3 win v NY Yankees at Yankee Stadium
  • Oct 5 Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Kevin Stevens has 2 goals & 4 assists in 7-4 opening-night win against the Washington Capitals at Capital Centre to set NHL record for most points in a season opener (6)
  • Oct 10 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 12 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 2

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Oct 14 SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Oct 16 Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat
  • Oct 20 Cincinnati beats A's, 2-1 in Game 4 at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum to sweep Oakland and win Reds' 5th Baseball World Series; Reds' pitcher JosĂ© Rijo MVP

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Oct 21 Esther Canseco calls Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa a "punk" for not starting husband Jose in the World Series

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa

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Oct 21 Ayrton Senna of Brazil crashes his McLaren during the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka but clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna

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Oct 25 Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Oct 27 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 2 Dean Bouzanis, Australian soccer player
  • Oct 12 Henri Lansbury, English footballer (Aston Villa), born in Enfield, London
  • Oct 21 Ricky Rubio, Spanish basketball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 4 Avis Bunnage, British actress (Rising Damp, Coronation Street), dies at 67
  • Oct 7 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer, dies at 84
  • Oct 10 Dick Jorgensen, NFL referee, dies at 56
  • Oct 19 Lew Worsham, American golfer (US Open 1947; Ryder Cup 1947), dies at 73