On This Day

On This Day in Sport for October 29

Events in Sport

  • 1889 "World Championship" Baseball Series, Polo Grounds, NYC: defending champion NY Giants (NL) beat Brooklyn Bridegrooms (AA), 3-2 in Game 9 to claim series, 6-3
  • 1910 Hamilton running back / kicker Ben Simpson lands CFL record 11 singles in Tigers 14-7 win over Montreal at Montreal AAA Grounds
  • 1920 Ed Barrow appointed GM of NY Yankees
  • 1931 Lefty Grove, A's pitcher who won 31 games, is named the AL's MVP
  • 1939 NHL Babe Seibert Memorial Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3
  • 1942 Branch Rickey named president and General Manager of Brooklyn Dodgers
  • 1945 Happy Chandler resigns as US Senator, remains as baseball commissioner
  • 1949 White Sox trade Joe Tipton to A's for Nellie Fox
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2011 Actress Eva Amurri (26) weds former Major League Soccer player Kyle Martino (31) in Charleston, South Carolina

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1905 Etienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  • 1941 Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • 1965 Bill McKechnie, American Baseball HOF manager (World Series 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates, 1940 Cincinnati Reds) and coach (World Series 1948 Cleveland Indians), dies at 79
  • 1969 Vic Richardson, Australian cricketer (Aussie capt 1935-36), dies at 75
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