On This Day

On This Day in Sport for October 13

Events in Sport

  • 1893 Vigilant (US) beats Valkyrie II (UK) in 9th America's Cup, in New York
  • 1903 1st Baseball World Series: Boston Americans beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0 in Game 8 at Huntington Avenue for a 5-3 series victory
  • 1914 Baseball World Series: Boston Braves beat Philadelphia A's, 3-1 at Fenway Park for first 4-game sweep in WS history; 'Miracle Braves' last in NL July 4
  • 1915 Baseball World Series: Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-4 at the Baker Bowl to clinch series 4-1
  • 1920 World Series celebration in Wade Park brings out 50,000+ Clevelanders
  • 1921 Baseball World Series: NY Giants beat NY Yankees, 1-0 at the Polo Grounds for a 5-3 series win; final WS played in best-of-nine format; Yankees first ever WS appearance
  • 1933 Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren
  • 1934 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Portland G & CC: Marian McDougall outclassed Mrs Guy Riegel, 9 & 7 to win golf's only major title
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1941 NFL halfback Red Grange (38) weds flight attendant Margaret Hazelberg
  • 1956 MLB player Roger Maris (22) weds high school sweetheart Pat Carvell at St. Anthony Padua Church

Divorces in Sport

  • 1998 Golfer champ Nick Faldo (41) divorces manager's secretary Gill Bennett after 12 years of marriage

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1951 Willie Quaife, British cricketer who set county records for his age (7 Tests for England, 228 runs), dies at 79
  • 1966 'Father' Charles Marriott, English cricketer (one Test for England, 11 wickets), dies at 71
  • 1971 Stafford Smythe, Canadian NHL executive (President Toronto Maple Leafs 1961–69, 1970-71), dies from an acute stomach ulcer at 50
  • 1974 Sam Rice, American Baseball HOF outfielder (World Series 1924; AL stolen base leader 1920; Washington Senators 1915-33), dies from cancer at 84
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