On This Day

On This Day in Sport for October 14

Events in Sport

  • 1862 Baseballer James Creighton ruptures bladder hitting HR, dies 10/18
  • 1881 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Bob Ferguson retains title with 3 stroke win over Jamie Anderson in shocking weather conditions
  • 1905 Baseball Word Series: NY Giants (NL) beat Philadelphia A's (AL), 2-0 in Game 5 at the Polo Grounds to win first league sanctioned WS, 4-1; Christy Mathewson's 3rd straight WS shutout
  • 1906 Baseball World Series: In all-Chicago series, White Sox beat Cubs, 8-3 at South Side Park to win title, 4-2; first AL victory
  • 1908 Upset over seating arrangements at the Baseball World Series, sports reporters form a professional group that will become Baseball Writers Association of America
  • 1908 Baseball World Series: Chicago Cubs beat Detroit Tigers, 2-0 at Bennett Park, Detroit to clinch 4-1 series win; 6,210 fans is smallest crowd in WS history; Cubs retain title
  • 1909 Pirates beat Tigers, 5-4, forces 1st full 7 game world series
  • 1911 Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1913 Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Divorces in Sport


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Deaths in Sport

  • 1943 Jackie Matthews, cricketer (8 Tests 1911-12, 16 wickets), dies
  • 1969 Arnie Herber, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (NFL C'ship 1930, 31, 36, 39; First-team All-Pro 1932, 35, 36; Green Bay Packers, NY Giants), dies at 59
  • 1980 S N Banerjee, cricketer (one Test for India), dies
  • 1988 Vic Raschi, American MLB pitcher (4-time All Star), dies at 69
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