October 4, 2001 in Sport

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Boston Bruins retire future Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman Ray Bourque's #77 jersey in the NHL season opener at Boston Garden; beat visiting Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 4-2

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • Brendan Shanahan scores a hat trick in Red Wings 4-3 OT win at San Jose; becomes second player in NHL history to score an opening-night hat trick twice in his career

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

SF Giants slugger Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run in 10-2 win v Houston; ties Mark McGwire for the most MLB home runs in a single season

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Deaths in Sport

  • Blaise Alexander, American race car driver (b. 1976)