On This Day in Sport for October 29

Events in Sport

  • 1889 NY Giants (NL) beat Bkln (AA) in world series 6 games to 3
  • 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/GM of Brooklyn Dodgers
  • 1945 Happy Chandler resigns as US Senator, remains as baseball commish
  • 1949 White Sox trade Joe Tipton to A's for Nellie Fox
  • 1950 Cleveland Browns' Marion Motley sets record for highest avg gain in a game with 17.1 (10 attempts), Cleveland 45, Pittsburgh 7
  • 1950 2nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Rexford wins
  • 1959 10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced

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1960 Muhammad Ali's (Cassius Clay) 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1961 13th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Ned Jarrett wins
  • 1964 Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings v Pakistan
  • 1967 Danny Abramowicz begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1972 Don Cockroft of Cleveland Browns kicks 57-yard field goal
  • 1972 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • 1979 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
  • 1981 Bill Giles becomes CEO of Philadelphia Phillies
  • 1984 Orlando Pizzolato (2:14:53) & Greta Weitz (2:29:30) win NY Marathon
  • 1986 Kirk Muller scores NJ Devil record 6 point, beat Penguins, 8-6
  • 1986 Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt is arrested at US-Mexico border for drugs
  • 1987 Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented 4th different weight boxing title
  • 1989 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Nichirei Golf International
  • 1989 Ozzie Newsome ends NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
  • 1991 Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as NY Yankee manager
  • 1995 US beats Japan, 19-17, at Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament
  • 2008 MLB World Series: The Philadelphia Phillies defeat Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 to become champions
  • 2014 San Francisco Giants win the 2014 World Series
  • 2014 Madison Bumgarner is named MLB 2014 World Series MVP

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1877 Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (Yorks & Eng SLA, played Tests 1899-1930)
  • 1915 Dennis Brookes, cricketer (one Test England v WI 1948, scored 10 & 7)
  • 1917 Henry Carlsson, Swedish soccer (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1922 Francois H L Henrichs, sportscaster/actor (Spider)
  • 1925 Betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1927 Frank A Sedgman, tennis champ (US Open-1951)
  • 1935 David Allen, cricketer (England off-spinner of 60's)
  • 1941 Brian Yuile, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer took 34 wkts in 17 Tests)
  • 1944 Claude Brochu, Major League Baseball executive (Montreal Expos)
  • 1946 Anura Tennekoon, cricketer (Sri Lankan World Cup captain 1975-79)
  • 1949 Paul Orndorff, wrestler (WCW/SMW/NWA/WWF, Mr Wonderful)
  • 1952 Beth Solomon, LPGA golfer

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1953 Denis Potvin, Canadian born NHL defenseman (NY Islanders - Norris trophy), born in Vanier, Ontario

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 1954 Herman Ronald Frazier, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican boxer
  • 1959 Jesse Barfield, Ill, outfielder (Blue Jays, Yankees, 1986 HR leader)

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1959 Mike Gartner, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Ottawa, Ontario

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • 1960 Michael Carter, shot putter (Olympic silver 1984), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1961 Cornelia Oschkenat, German DR, hurdler (50m indoor)
  • 1961 Joel Otto, Elk River MN, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers, Team USA Oly-1998)
  • 1964 Greg Montgomery, punter (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1964 Jackie Pereira, field hockey center/forward (Oly-96), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1964 May Allison, marathoner (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1965 Greg Davis, NFL kicker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1967 Greg Gohr, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1968 Johann Olav Koss, speed skater (Olympics-3 gold-1994)
  • 1969 Peter Breen, American dance skater, born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Giorgos Donis, Greek footballer
  • 1970 Charles Swann, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1970 Chris Thorpe, Waukegan Ill, doubles luger (Olympics-1994)
  • 1970 Dan Ratushny, Nepean, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1970 Edwin van der Sar, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (Ajax)
  • 1970 Marquez Pope, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
  • 1970 Phillip Cocu, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse, PSV)
  • 1971 Greg Blewett, cricketer (Aust batsman, century on Test debut 1995)
  • 1971 Matthew Hayden, cricketer (heavy scorer for Queensland, Aust 1994-96)
  • 1972 Rhonda Blades, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
  • 1973 Adam Bacher, South African cricketer (nephew of former captain Ali Bacher), born in Johannesburg
  • 1973 Robert Pirès, French footballer
  • 1974 Mike Crawford, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1974 R A Dickey, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1974 Michael Vaughan, English cricketer
  • 1978 Travis Henry, American football player
  • 1980 B.J. Sams, American football player
  • 1983 Maurice Clarett, American football player
  • 1983 Dana Eveland, American baseball player
  • 1983 Jason Tahincioglu, Turkish racing driver
  • 1984 Eric Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 Severino Jefferson, Brazilian football player

Weddings in Sport

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

Deaths in Sport

  • 1905 Etienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  • 1941 Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • 1969 Vic Richardson, cricketer (Aussie capt 1935-36), dies
  • 1993 George Pope, cricketer (one Test for England, 8 runs not out), dies
  • 1993 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), dies at 92