On This Day

October 17, 1991 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

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Ángel Cordero Jr. is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races

  • MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3

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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

Deaths in Sport

  • Piet van Est, The Vuurbal, cyclist (7x Tour de France), dies at 57