On This Day

On This Day in Sport for October 12

Events in Sport

  • 1853 John Morrissey wins boxing title, when Yankee Sullivan leaves ring after 36th round to slug Morrissey's fans
  • 1907 Baseball World Series: Chicago Cubs beat Detroit Tigers, 2-0 at Bennett Park for 4-0-1 series victory; Cubs' first Championship
  • 1916 Baseball World Series: Boston Red Sox beat Brooklyn Robins, 4-1 at Braves Field to clinch series, 4-1 and retain title
  • 1920 Baseball World Series: Cleveland Indians beat Brooklyn Robins, 8-1 at League Park for a 5 games to 2 series victory; Indians first Championship
  • 1925 Albert Michelsen runs world record marathon (2:19:01.8)
  • 1929 Chicago Cubs blow 8-0 Game 4s lead; Philadelphia A's score World Series record 10 runs in 1 inning in 10-8 win
  • 1948 Casey Stengel takes over as Yankee manager
  • 1952 Hanif Mohammad completes twin cricket centuries for Pakistan v North Zone (India) in Amritsar; 121 & 109 no
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2013 Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis (53) weds paralegal Johnny Chaillot in Malibu, California

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