On This Day in Sport for October 28

Events in Sport

  • 1890 Last NL-AA World Series game Bkln ties Louisville 3 games & 1 tie
  • 1900 After over 5 months second Olympic games in Paris, France, close
  • 1924 White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
  • 1934 Brooklyn & Pittsburgh play a penalty free NFL game
  • 1951 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina wins FIA World Championship of Drivers by taking out the Spanish Grand Prix at Pedralbes in an Alpha Romeo; wins by 6 points from Alberto Ascari of Italy
  • 1953 Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
  • 1954 Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Philadelphia syndicate
  • 1959 Buffalo Bills enter AFL
  • 1961 Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets
  • 1962 NY Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash Redskins (49-34)
  • 1970 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 1st home game, lose to San Diego 110-99
  • 1973 Elmore Smith of Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record)
  • 1973 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • 1974 1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian & Westfall
  • 1975 Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
  • 1976 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (NY Yankees)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 Bobby Orr scores his last career NHL goal (vs Detroit Red Wings)

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1981 NY Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games
  • 1984 14th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30
  • 1984 15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
  • 1989 Oakland A's beat San Francisco, 9-6 at Candlestick Park to sweep Giants in 'earthquake'/'Bay Bridge' Baseball World Series; A's pitcher Dave Stewart MVP
  • 1995 Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians, 1-0 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their 3rd Baseball World Series; Braves starter Tom Glavine MVP
  • 1995 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Cigar, Desert Stormer, Inside Information, My Flag, Northern Spur, Ridgewood Pearl, Unbridled's Song
  • 1995 11th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 16-8
  • 1995 7th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 20-10 in South Bend
  • 1996 Goa upset Karnataka to win their 1st Ranji Cricket Trophy game ever
  • 1997 NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner & Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league
  • 2007 Boston Red Sox beats Colorado, 4-3 in Game 4 at Coors Field, Denver to sweep the Rockies and win their 2nd Baseball World Series in 4 years; Boston 3rd baseman Mike Lowell MVP
  • 2011 St. Louis beats Texas Rangers, 6-2 in Game 7 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 11th Baseball World Series; Cards 3rd baseman David Freese MVP
  • 2012 San Francisco beats Detroit, 4-3 in 10 innings in Game 4 at Comerica Park; sweep Tigers, 4-0 for Giants' 2nd Baseball World Series in 3 years; SF 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval MVP
  • 2012 Pablo Sandoval is named MLB 2012 World Series MVP.
  • 2015 Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5h 9min), Kansas City Royals defeat New York Mets 5-4, also joint longest by innings

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1877 Joe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1952)
  • 1881 Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (d. 1969)
  • 1881 Vin Coutie, Australian footballer
  • 1910 Marie Dollinger, German dropped bataan in 1936 Olympic sprint
  • 1918 Harold Shepherdson, British soccer trainer, born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (d. 1955)
  • 1921 Peggy Kirk Bell, top American amateur golfer, born in Findlay, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball coach (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Bowie Kuhn, American lawyer, sports administrator (MLB Commissioner 1969-1984), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Wim van Heumen, coach of Dutch field hockey team
  • 1928 Lawrie Reilly, Edinburgh, Scotland, footballer (Hibernian, 28 caps), (d. 2013)
  • 1929 Narotam Puna, cricketer (Bombay NZ off-spinner v England 1966)
  • 1930 Bernie Ecclestone, English motorsports impresario (F1), born in St Peter, South Elmham
  • 1933 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (d. 1983)
  • 1934 Jim Beatty, track runner (1st sub 4 minute indoor mile)

Person of interestLenny Wilkens

1937 Lenny Wilkens, NBA Point Guard and Head Coach (Seattle SuperSonics), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • 1938 Peter Carlstein, cricketer (South African Test batsman 1958-64)
  • 1939 Miroslav Cerar, Yugoslav gymnast
  • 1942 Kees Verkerk, skater World Champion (1967)/(Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1942 Sharron Moran, LPGA golfer
  • 1945 Dennis Lillie [sic], cricketer (Queensland leg-spinner 1965-66/80-82)
  • 1946 Wim Jansen, Dutch footballer and coach
  • 1949 Caitlyn Jenner [born Bruce Jenner], American decathalete (Olympic gold 1976), TV personality, and prominent transgender figure, born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • 1950 Ludo Delcroix, Belgian cyclist
  • 1952 Flavian Aponso, cricketer (rebel Sri Lankan 1982, Neth World Cup 1996)
  • 1954 Samuel "Sammy" Stewart, Americal MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2018)
  • 1958 Jay Don Blake, St George UT, PGA golfer (1991 Shearson Lehman Open)
  • 1960 Robert Pukalovic, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1962 Peter Cantrell, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman, Neth WC 1996)
  • 1962 Erik Thorstvedt, Norwegian footballer
  • 1963 Kevin Dineen, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • 1963 Lisa Bettio, WPVA volleyballer (Ft Myers Beach-17th-1992), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1963 Robert Bailey, cricketer (England batsman in four Tests 1988-90)
  • 1964 Lenny Harris, infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1964 Paul Wylie, figure skater (Olympic-silver)
  • 1965 Eric Floyd, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1965 Mark Carrier, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1966 Benoit Hogue, Repentigny, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
  • 1966 Juan Guzman, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1966 Kaylynn Hick, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 Steve Atwater, NFL safety (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1966 Tim Bogar,infielder (NY Mets), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1967 James Joseph, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)
  • 1968 Chris Oldham, cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Ernie Mills, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1968 Glenn Clear, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1968 Rodney Thomas, NFL running back (Houston Oilers), born in Trinity, TX, (d. 2014)
  • 1968 Shawna Molcak, Cardston Alberta, basketball guard (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968 Stan Thomas, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
  • 1968 Marc Lièvremont, French rugby union footballer and coach
  • 1969 Denny Fercho, Ventura California, team handball circle (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Pete Shufelt, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1969 Troy Ridgley, WLAF defensive tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1970 Bracey Walker, NFL safety (Cin Bengals, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Rob Hitchcock, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1971 John Coker, NBA center (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1971 Nicole Green, 400m runner, born in Springfield, Ohio
  • 1971 Tracy Hanson, Coeur D'Alene ID, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland-4th)
  • 1972 Calvin Jackson, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1972 Chad Folk, CFL cornerback (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1972 Terrell Davis, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973 Frank Juric, Australian soccer goalie (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Braden Looper, Weatherford OK, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1974 Henri Crockett, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1974 Dejan Stefanović, Serbian footballer
  • 1974 Vicente Moreno, Spanish footballer
  • 1979 Martin Škoula, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1980 Alan Smith, English footballer
  • 1981 Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
  • 1981 Solomon Andargachew, Ethiopian footballer
  • 1982 Jeremy Bonderman, American baseball player
  • 1982 Anthony Lerew, American baseball player
  • 1983 Jarrett Jack, American basketball player
  • 1984 Obafemi Martins, Nigerian footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1919 Ted Wainwright, cricketer (Yorks stalwart, 5 Tests 1893-98), dies
  • 1957 Anthony J Morabito, co-owner of San Francisco '49ers, dies while watching a game
  • 1959 Abe Waddington, cricketer (Yorks left-arm quick, Test avg 119), dies
  • 1975 Georges Carpentier, French boxer (world light heavyweight champion, 1st $1m gate v J Dempsey), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • 1998 Ghulam Ahmed, Indian cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's), dies at 76
  • 2000 Andujar Cedeno, Dominican baseball player for the Houston Astros (b. 1969)
  • 2000 Andújar Cedeño, Dominican infielder (Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers), dies in a car accident at 31
  • 2004 Jimmy McLarnin, Northern Irish-born boxer (b. 1907)
  • 2005 Bob Broeg, American sports writer (b. 1918)
  • 2005 Tony Jackson, American basketball player (b. 1942)

Person of interestRed Auerbach

2006 [Arnold] Red Auerbach, American NBA coach and general manager (Boston Celtics), dies of a heart attack at 89

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • 2006 Trevor Berbick, Jamaican professional boxer, dies at 52