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 Boston Americans win the inaugural Baseball World Series; beat Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 in Game 8 at Huntington Avenue for a 5-3 series victory; winning pitcher Bill Dinneen
  • 1914 Boston Braves sweep Philadelphia A's, 1st sweep in World Series history
  • 1915 Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 1 in 12th World Series
  • 1920 World Series celebration in Wade Park brings out 50,000+ Clevelanders
  • 1921 NY Giants beat NY Yankees, 5 games to 3 in 18th World Series
  • 1933 Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren
  • 1947 1st NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 4-3 at Toronto
  • 1960 Pirate's Mazeroski's bottom of 9th lead off HR beats NY Yankees 10-9 in game 7 of 57th World Series
  • 1963 Ryder Cup Golf, East Lake CC: US beats Great Britain, 23-9; competition format changes with addition of 4-ball (better ball) matches on a 3rd day of play

Sport awardGolf Major

1963 LPGA Championship, Stardust CC: Mickey Wright wins 4th LPGA title by 2 shots from Mary Mills, Louise Suggs & Mary Lena Faulk

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • 1964 Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser wins her third consecutive Olympic 100m freestyle gold medal at the Tokyo Games; Olympic record 59.05s
  • 1964 US sweeps medals in the men's 200m backstroke at the Tokyo Olympics; Jed Graef swims world record 2:10.3 to win gold ahead of team mates Gary Dilley and Bob Bennett
  • 1967 Seattle SuperSonics (now OKC Thunder) lose NBA debut game, 144-116 to the San Francisco Warriors at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
  • 1967 First American Basketball Association (ABA) game is played with Oakland Oaks beating Anaheim Amigos, 132-129; red, white & blue ball and 3-point field goal introduced

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970 2 future Basketball Hall of Famers debut; guard Calvin Murphy for San Diego Rockets in 111-96 loss in Chicago; forward Dave Cowens for Boston Celtics in 114-107 loss in New York

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens

  • 1971 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)
  • 1972 Commish Bowie Kuhn allows Bert Campaneris to play in World Series
  • 1978 Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectactular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yanks win next 4

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1984 Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 1984 John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million
  • 1986 25th NY, NL appearance in World Series (Mets vs A's)
  • 1986 IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
  • 1987 West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka
  • 1989 Bob Quinn resigns as NY Yankee VP/GM & replaced by Harding Peterson
  • 1991 Blue Jay Cito Gaston is 1st manager ejected in a playoff game
  • 1991 Minnesota Twins win AL pennant beating Toronto in 5 games
  • 1991 MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
  • 1993 Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game
  • 1993 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
  • 1994 Earliest start of Sheffield Shield season (Queensland v Tasmania)
  • 1996 NY Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud NFL field goal record at 374
  • 1996 Yanks (3) & Orioles (3) combine to tie play off record of 6 HRs
  • 1996 British Williams driver Damon Hill wins season ending Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka; becomes first son of a World F1 Drivers Champion (Graham Hill 1962, 68) to win title himself; wins by 19 points from Jacques Villeneuve
  • 1996 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 1
  • 1998 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002 Michael Schumacher wins season ending Japanese F1 Grand Prix for his record 11th victory of the year & 3rd straight World Drivers title; title margin: 67 points from Ferrari team mate Rubens Barrichello

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2002 MLB American League Championship: Anaheim Angels beat Minnesota Twins, 4 games to 1
  • 2007 17th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 27-14 in South Bend
  • 2015 Basketball player Lamar Odom is hospitalised after being found unconscious in a brothel in Nevada

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1768 Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer, born in Honfleur, Calvados, France (d. 1839)
  • 1876 Rube Waddell, American baseball player, born in Bradford, Pennsylvania (d. 1914)
  • 1877 Bernard Bosanquet, English cricketer (pioneer of googly), born in Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, England (d. 1936)
  • 1895 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (NY Yankees), born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1902 Franco Giorgetti, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1920), born in Bovisio-Masciago, Italy (d. 1983)
  • 1923 Faas Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes/Fortuna/Inter Milan), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1926 Walter "Killer" Kowalski, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Windsor, Canada (d. 2008)
  • 1931 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1931 Raymond Kopa [Kopaszewski], French footballer 'the Napoleon of football', born in Noeux-les-Mines (d. 2017)
  • 1938 Mahboob Shah, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani Test umpire on intl panel), born in Delhi, India
  • 1941 John Snow, English cricketer (fiery England quickie Unpopular with Aussies), born in Peopleton, Worcestershire, England
  • 1942 Jerry Jones, American businessman and owner of the Dallas Cowboys(1989-present), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Bob Bailey, American baseball player, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1944 Buddy [Brian Thomas] Allin, American PGA golfer (1980 NZ Open), born in Bremerton, Washington (d. 2007)
  • 1945 Chako Higuchi, Japanese golfer (LPGA C'ship 1977), born in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan
  • 1947 Jerry Trupiano, American sports broadcaster, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1949 Tom Mees, American sports broadcaster, born in Springfield, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1949 Patrick Nève, Belgian racing driver, born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1950 Annegret Richter-Irrang, German sprinter (Olympic gold 1972), born in Dortmund, Germany
  • 1953 Pat Day, American jockey, born in Brush, Colorado
  • 1954 George Frazier, American baseball player, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1956 Anura Ranasinghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman in 3 Tests 1982), born in Kalatura, Sri Lanka
  • 1958 Barb Bunkowsky-Scherbak, Canadian LPGA golfer (1984 Chrysler), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1958 Dwayne Evans, American 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1960 Tim Brewster, American football coach, born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey
  • 1961 Derek Harper, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic), born in Elberton, Georgia

Person of interestJerry Rice

1962 Jerry Rice, NFL wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers), born in Starkville, Mississippi

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • 1964 Chris Gwynn, American baseball outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Johan Museeuw, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Varsenare, Belgium
  • 1967 Derrick Moore, American NFL running back (Az Cardinals, Carolina Panthers), born in Albany, Georgia
  • 1967 Trevor Hoffman, American Baseball Hall of Fame closer (first pitcher to 500 & 600 saves milestone), born Bellflower, California
  • 1967 Steve Vickers, English footballer (Middlesbrough), born in Bishop Auckland, England
  • 1968 Julio Valera, MLB pitcher (KC Royals), born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
  • 1969 Rhonda Mapp, American WNBA center and forward (Charlotte Sting), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1969 Tim Crabtree, American baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1970 Ann Grossman, American tennis star (1994 LA finalist), born in Grove City, Ohio
  • 1970 Eric Gant, WLAF running back (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Lakeland, Florida
  • 1970 Steve Matthews, American NFL and WLAF quarterback (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores), born in Tullahoma, Tennessee
  • 1971 Hitesh Modi, Kenyan cricketer (Kenyan left-handed batsman 1996 World Cup), born in Kisumu, Kenya
  • 1971 Irv Smith, American NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1971 Jay Williams, American defensive end (St Louis Rams), born in Washington, D. C.
  • 1971 Sean O'Donnell, Canadian NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1972 Summer Sanders, American butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Roseville, California
  • 1973 Brian Dawkins, American football safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1973 Peter Dumbreck, Scottish race car driver, born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
  • 1974 Tony Carbone, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1975 Leo Koswal, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • 1976 Ed Ellis, American football tackle (New England Patriots), born in Hamden, Connecticut
  • 1977 Gareth Batty, English cricketer, born in Bradford, Yorkshire
  • 1977 Paul Pierce, American basketball player, born in Oakland, California
  • 1978 Jermaine O'Neal, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1979 Wes Brown, English footballer, born in Longsight, Manchester, England
  • 1980 Magne Hoseth, Norwegian footballer, born in Averøy, Norway
  • 1980 Scott Parker, English footballer (West Ham United), born in Lambeth, England
  • 1981 Ryan Ashford, English footballer (Sholing), born in Honiton, Devon, England
  • 1982 Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer (5 Olympic gold medals), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1984 Frank Simek, American soccer player, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1941 NFL halfback Red Grange (38) weds flight attendant Margaret Hazelberg

NFL Legend Red Grange
NFL Legend
Red Grange

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 MLB player Roger Maris (22) weds high school sweetheart Pat Carvell at St. Anthony Padua Church

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

Deaths in Sport

  • 1951 W G (Billy) Quaife, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 228 runs), dies
  • 1966 Father Marriott, cricketer (one Test for England, 11 wickets), dies
  • 1971 Stafford Smythe, Canadian NHL executive (b. 1921)
  • 1985 Jack Wilson, Australian cricketer (Test for Australia, 0-39 & 1-25, DNB), dies at 64
  • 1988 Mike Venezia, jockey, dies in 5th-race fall at Belmont Race Track, NY
  • 1995 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor, dies at 79
  • 2008 Alexei Cherepanov, Russian hockey player (b. 1989)
  • 2012 Helmut Haller, German footballer, dies from Parkinson's disease and dementia at 73