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
  • 1911 Ty Cobb (AL) and Frank Schulte (NL) are named inaugural MLB MVPs; prize is a car
  • 1913 Baseball World Series: Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 3-1 at Brush Stadium, NYC; clinch 4-1 series win for 3rd title in 10 years
  • 1923 A pair of Babe Ruth home runs in the 4th and 5th innings is the difference; NY Yankees beat NY Giants, 4-2 at the Polo Grounds to tie World Series, 1-1
  • 1925 NY Giants play 1st NFL game, lose to Providence 14-0
  • 1927 New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig is named American League MVP; despite hitting MLB record 60 HR's Babe Ruth as a former winner is not eligible
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