On This Day

On This Day in Sport for October 6

Events in Sport

  • 1857 First American Chess Congress hosted by the American Chess Association in NYC, NY; won by Paul Morphy 10 November
  • 1882 1st World Series Baseball Game 1: Cincinnati Red Stockings (AA) beat Chicago White Stockings (NL), 4-0 at Bank Street Grounds, Cincinnati
  • 1908 Tigers beat White Sox, 7-0 to win AL pennant
  • 1908 Yanks lose 100th game of year go 51-103 for season
  • 1910 Braves beat Phillies 20-7
  • 1911 Boston Rustlers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young's MLB farewell appearance is a letdown; loses 13-3 to Brooklyn Dodgers in his 906th game
  • 1919 Chicago White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a Baseball World Series in Game 5 vs Cincinnati Reds; angered when pitchers Eddie Cicotte & Lefty Williams refuse to follow his signals during 5-0 loss
  • 1920 1st brothers oppose each other in World Series, Cleveland's Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits as brother Jimmy plays 3rd base for Brooklyn
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1953 MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (19) weds Barbara Lucas (divorced 1971)
  • 1956 Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1977 Professional boxer George Foreman (28) weds Cynthia Lewis

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