On This Day

On This Day in Sport for October 11

Events in Sport

  • 1902 US Open Men's Golf, Garden City GC: Scotsman Laurie Auchterlonie sets new 72-hole event scoring record to win his only major title, 6 strokes ahead of Stewart Gardner and amateur Walter Travis
  • 1902 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket between South Africa & Australia
  • 1906 White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1911 Ty Cobb (AL) and Frank Schulte (NL) are named inaugural MLB MVPs; prize is a car

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1913 Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 1 in 10th World Series

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1923 Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1925 NY Giants play 1st NFL game, lose to Providence 14-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1927 Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1943 NY Yankees beat Cards 4 games to 1, in 40th World Series, to become 1st team to win 10 World Series
  • 1948 Cleveland Indians beat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2 in 45th World Series
  • 1960 Radio/TV executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Detroit Tigers

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1967 World Series record 3 consecutive HRs hit by Carl Yastrzemski, Reggie Smith and Rico Petrocelli of the Boston Red Sox

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1968 MLB star Billy Martin named manager of the Minnesota Twins
  • 1971 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)
  • 1972 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 2
  • 1973 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 2

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1975 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1978 Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1980 Dallas Mavericks open debut NBA season with a 103-92 victory against interstate rival San Antonio Spurs at Reunion Arena
  • 1981 Yanks beat Brewers 7-3 & win only Eastern Championship Series
  • 1991 Chip Beck ties PGA record lowest 18 hole score of 59 during 3rd round of the Las Vegas Invitational at the Sunrise GC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1995 O.J. Simpson cancels a TV appearance on Dateline

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Dennis Rodman returns from second longest NBA suspension (11 games)

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
  • 2000 South African Cricket Board issues former captain Hansie Cronje with a life ban as a result of match-fixing allegations
  • 2009 Presidents Cup Golf, Harding Park GC: US down International team, 19½–14½; their 2nd consecutive win by that score and 3rd straight overall

Sport awardPresident's Cup

2015 Presidents Cup Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC Korea: Zach Johnson and Phil Mickelson go undefeated as US wins for the 6th successive time with a 15½–14½ victory over the International team

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli scores career-best 254 not out to move past 7,000 Test runs on day 2 of the 2nd Test against South Africa in Mumbai; India wins by an innings and 137 runs

Cricketer Virat Kohli
Cricketer
Virat Kohli

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1887 William Hoppe, American carom billiards player (51 world titles 1906-52), born in born in Cornwall on Hudson, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1897 George Preston Marshall, American businessman and NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), born in Grafton, West Virginia (d. 1969)
  • 1899 Arthur Ochse, South African cricketer (no relation to A E South African fast bowler), born in Graaff-Reinet, Cape Province (d. 1949)
  • 1899 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player, born in Morgan City, Louisiana (d. 1964)
  • 1906 Dutch Clark, American NFL hall of fame QB (Spartans, Detroit), born in Fowler, Colorado (d. 1978)
  • 1924 Mal Whitfield, American track athlete (Olympic 3 gold, silver & bronze 1948, 52), born in Bay City, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1926 John Dewes, English cricketer (England opener late 40's early 50's), born in Latchford, Cheshire, England (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Bill Fischer, American baseball player, born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • 1930 Harry Glaß, German ski jumper (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Klingenthal, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1937 Bobby Charlton, English soccer player (Manchester United & England national team), born in Ashington, Northumberland, England

Person of interestMaria Bueno

1939 Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2018)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 1943 Keith Boyce, West Indian cricketer (big-hitting WI all-rounder of 70's), born in Castle, St Peter, Barbados (d. 1996)
  • 1944 Rodney Marsh, British football player, coach and broadcaster, born in Hatfield
  • 1944 Mike Fiore, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946 Sawao Kato, Japanese gymnast (8 Olympic gold 1968, 72, 76), born in Gosen, Japan
  • 1947 Thomas Boswell, American sports columnist (Washington Post), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey player, born in Hluboka, Czech Republic (d. 2008)
  • 1959 Michiel Schapers, Dutch tennis star, born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1960 Curt Ford, American baseball player, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1960 Joe Nash, American NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1961 Steve Young, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1988-89, 94 [MVP]; Pro Bowl 1992–98; NFL passing TD leader 1992–94, 98; SF 49ers), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1962 Martin Bayless, American NFL safety (KC Chiefs), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1962 Phil Newport, English cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1988-91), born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • 1963 Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli footballer (Israel national football team), born in Haifa, Israel
  • 1965 Chris Spielman, American NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1966 Gregg Olson, American baseball pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1966 Shawn Chambers, American NHL defenseman (Team USA, NJ Devils), born in Sterling Heights, Michigan
  • 1967 Bruce Dickson, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1967 Charles Ogletree, American tornado sailor (Olympic 8th 1996), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1967 Dennis Vaske, American NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1967 Rob Selby, American NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1967 David Starr, American race car driver, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968 Claude Lapointe, Canadian NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada
  • 1968 Cynthia Johnston, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1969 Cal Dixon, American NFL center and guard (NY Jets), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1970 Chidi Ahanotu, American NFL defensive end and defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Modesto, California
  • 1970 Andy Marriott, English-Welsh football goalkeeper, born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, England
  • 1971 Chann McRae, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Albany, Georgia
  • 1972 Brigitte Soucy, Canadian volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Moncton, New Brunswick
  • 1972 Cherokee Parks, American NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, Minn Timberwolves), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • 1972 Kyoko Ina, Japanese-American figure skater (1993 North Atlantic Sr champ), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1972 Troy Corbett, Australian cricket pace bowler (Victorian lefty since 1994-95), born in Ouyen, Australia
  • 1973 Steven Pressley, Scottish football player and manager, born in Elgin, Scotland
  • 1974 Jason Arnott, Canadian NHL center (Edmonton Oilers), born in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
  • 1974 Terje Håkonsen, Norwegian snowboarder, born in Vinje, Norway
  • 1977 Desmond Mason, American basketball player, born in Waxahachie, Texas
  • 1977 Ty Wigginton, American baseball player, born in San Diego, California
  • 1978 Kali, Angolan soccer defender (73 caps), born in Luanda, Angola
  • 1980 Nyron Nosworthy, English-Jamaican footballer, born in Brixton, England
  • 1983 Ruslan Ponomariov, Ukrainian chess player, born in Horlivka, Ukraine
  • 1984 Sergio Hellings, Dutch footballer (Roeselare), born in Amsterdam
  • 1987 Mike Conley, Jr., American basketball player (Memphis Grizzlies), born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 1989 Michelle Wie, American golfer (US Open 2014), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Deaths in Sport

  • 1917 Harry Trott, cricketer (Aust capt played 24 Tests 1888-1898), dies
  • 1935 Frank Mitchell, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng then 3 for South Africa), dies
  • 1946 Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer, dies at 35
  • 1959 Bert Bell, NFL hall of famer, dies at 64
  • 1984 K. M. Rangnekar, Indian cricketer (33 runs at 5 50 for India), dies at 67
  • 1984 Sid Carroll, Australian cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies at 61
  • 1986 Norm Cash, American baseball 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), dies at 51
  • 1996 Keith Boyce, West Indian cricketer (West Indies all-rounder 1969-76), dies of chronic cirrhosis of the liver at 53
  • 2004 Keith Miller, Australian cricketer (one of Australia's best ever all-rounders), dies at 84
  • 2006 Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
  • 2012 John Junior "Champ" Summers, American MLB player, dies from kidney cancer at 66
  • 2015 Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1964, 67; Cy Young Award 1964; no-hitter 1967), dies at 74