On This Day in Sport for October 6

Events in Sport

  • 1857 First American Chess Congress hosted by the American Chess Association
  • 1882 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
  • 1908 Tigers beat White Sox, 7-0 to win AL pennant
  • 1910 Braves beat Phillies 20-7

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1911 Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1919 White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series
  • 1920 1st brothers oppose each other in World Series, Cleve's Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits as brother Jimmy plays 3rd base for Bkln
  • 1921 Fewest hits in World Series Game, 5, Yanks (3) beat Giants (2), 3-0
  • 1923 1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1926 Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sport awardGolf Major

1928 11th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Five Farms CC Baltimore

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • 1929 12th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Hillcrest CC Los Angeles
  • 1936 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in 33rd World Series
  • 1938 Yanks Lefty Gomez sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss
  • 1941 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1, in 38th World Series
  • 1945 Tavern owner "Billy Goat" Sianis buys seat for his goat for Game 4 of Baseball World Series, is escorted out and casts goat curse on Chicago Cubs

  • 1947 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series
  • 1957 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA United Voluntary Services Golf Open
  • 1959 Single game World Series attendence record set (92,706 in LA)
  • 1959 Chicago White Sox beat LA Dodgers, 1-0 in Game 5 of Baseball World Series at LA Memorial Coliseum; World Series record attendance 92,706
  • 1962 16th NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All4-Stars -1 at Toronto
  • 1963 LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series
  • 1966 Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout
  • 1969 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets sweep Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
  • 1969 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
  • 1971 MLB National League Championship: Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco Giants, 3 games to 1
  • 1974 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Sacramento Union Ladies Golf Classic
  • 1974 Brazilian McLaren driver Emerson Fittipaldi finishes 4th in the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen to win his 2nd World Formula 1 Drivers title by 3 points from Clay Ragazzoni
  • 1976 John Hathaway completes 50,600 mile bicycle tour of every continent
  • 1977 Yankees win AL pennant by rallying for 3 runs in 9th to beat KC Royals 5-3 in 5th & deciding playoff game

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1978 Royals' George Brett hits 3 HRs, Yanks win championship game 3, 6-5

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1979 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat California Angels, 3 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1983 NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands
  • 1984 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Hitachi Ladies British Golf Open
  • 1985 Yankee Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games & also at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out beating Toronto 8-0
  • 1985 French McLaren driver Alain Prost clinches his first World Formula 1 Drivers title with a 4th placing in the European Grand Prix at Brands Hatch
  • 1988 Oakland A's sweep Boston Red Sox in 4 games for AL pennant

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1991 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 1991 NY Met David Cone ties NL record by striking out 19 Phillies
  • 1991 Orioles' last game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (vs Det Tigers)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 After 9 seasons & 3 Championships with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan announces his retirement from the NBA; returns on March 18, 1995 and leads Bulls to another 3 NBA titles

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • 1995 Colorodo Avalanche (former Que Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit
  • 1996 NY Jet Nick Lowrey ties Jan Stenerud with 373 NFL field goals
  • 2010 Phillies ace Roy Halladay pitches only the 2nd no-hitter in MLB postseason history in Game 1 NLDS, 4-0 v Cincinnati Reds
  • 2017 Vegas Golden Knights win first ever NHL game 2-1 away to the Dallas Stars
  • 2018 Australia records the biggest comeback in Rugby Championship history in beating Argentina 45-34 in Salta; Wallabies trial 31-7 at halftime but score 5 second half tries to none to overwhelm Pumas

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1824 Henry Chadwick, English-American baseball pioneer, developed 1st rule book, born in Exeter, Devon, England (d. 1908)
  • 1884 Lloyd Spooner, American marksman (Olympic-4 gold/1 silver/2 bronze-1920)
  • 1887 George Brown, cricketer (legendary England batsman/keeper of 20's)
  • 1900 Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)

Person of interestHelen Wills Moody

1905 Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (19 Grand Slam titles), born in Centerville California (d. 1998)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • 1916 Tommy Lawton, footballer
  • 1918 André Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1993)
  • 1922 Joe Frazier, American baseball player
  • 1927 Alice Bauer, LPGA golfer
  • 1929 Les Favell, cricketer (stoic Australian batsman late 50's)

Person of interestRichie Benaud

1930 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain, broadcaster (62 Tests, 248 wickets), born in Penrith, New South Wales (d. 2015)

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 1936 Glenn Hild, race horse trainer
  • 1944 José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977)
  • 1946 Gary Gentry, baseball player (NY Mets)

Person of interestTony Greig

1946 Tony Greig, English cricket captain, all-rounder (1972-77) and commentator, born in Queenstown, South Africa (d. 2012)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • 1947 Klaus Dibiasi, Italian diver (Olympic gold 10m platform 1968, 72, 76), born in Hall in Tirol, Austria
  • 1950 David Brin, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Sundiver, Postman)
  • 1955 Tony Dungy, American football coach
  • 1957 Dom Galluscio, race horse trainer
  • 1957 Shahzad Altaf, cricketer (UAE off-spinner 1996 World Cup)
  • 1959 Robyn Maher, Australian basketball guard (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1959 [Dennis Ray] "Oil Can" Boyd, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1960 Albert Lewis, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1961 Kathrin Dörre, East German marathoner (Olympic bronze 1988)
  • 1962 Rich Yett, baseball player
  • 1964 Pam Kometani, LPGA golfer (1992 Welch's Classic-27th), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1964 Thomas "Tom" Hunter, US 50M FREESTYLE swimmer (world record)
  • 1965 Cynthia Meyer, NY, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965 David Spaulding, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1965 Ruben Sierra, Rio Piedras Puerto Rico, outfielder (NY Yankees)
  • 1966 Archi Cianfrocco, infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Rome, New York
  • 1966 Jimmie Johnson, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1966 Julianne McNamara, gymnast (Olympic gold 1984), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1966 Oscar Caballos, jockey
  • 1966 Niall Quinn, Irish footballer
  • 1967 Kennet Andersson, former Swedish footballer
  • 1969 Byron Black, Zimbabwe, tennis star
  • 1969 Martha Richards, Hudson WI, LPGA golfer (1995 Safeco Classic-21st)
  • 1969 Robert Person, pitcher (NY Mets), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1969 Troy Shaw, English snooker player
  • 1970 Darren Oliver, American pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1971 Chris Hudson, NFL strong safety (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Phil Bennett, British racing driver
  • 1971 Alan Stubbs, English footballer and manager (Rotherham United), born in Kirkby, England
  • 1972 J. J. [Jeral Jamal] Stokes, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers), born in San Diego, California
  • 1973 Rebecca Lobo, Mass, WNBA center (Olympic gold 1996)/(NY Liberty)
  • 1973 Sylvain Legwinski, French footballer
  • 1974 Brian Kelly, American soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Mission Viejo, California
  • 1974 Geert Jelle de Vries, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1974 Kenny Jonsson, Angelholm SW, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, NY Islander)
  • 1974 Walter Centeno, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1975 Jan Harm Schippers, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Veendam)
  • 1975 Reon King, West Indian cricketer from Guyana
  • 1977 Shimon Gershon, Israeli footballer
  • 1977 Vladimir Manchev, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1977 Daniel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978 Ricky Hatton, English boxer, born in Stockport, England
  • 1979 David Di Tommaso, French footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1979 Richard Seymour, American football player
  • 1980 Abdoulaye Méïté, French footballer
  • 1980 Elvis Hammond, Ghanaian footballer (Woking), born in Accra, Ghana
  • 1981 Zurab Khizanishvili, Georgian footballer
  • 1981 José Luis Perlaza, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1986 Mohammad Shukri, Malaysian cricketer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1953 MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (19) weds Barbara Lucas

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

HeartWedding of Interest

1977 Professional boxer George Foreman (28) weds Cynthia Lewis

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Deaths in Sport

  • 1964 F T Mann, cricketer (father of F G, 281 runs in 5 Tests 1922-23), dies

Person of interestWalter Hagen

1969 Walter Hagen, American golfer (11 PGA Tour major wins), dies of throat cancer at 76

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1974 Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian Formula One driver (b. 1948)
  • 1980 Jean Robic, French cyclist (b. 1921)
  • 1992 Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (great leggie, 774 wickets at 16 60), dies
  • 1997 Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player, dies at 82
  • 1998 Mark Belanger, American baseball player, dies at 54
  • 2001 Arne Harris, American television sports director (b. 1934)
  • 2006 Puck Brouwer, Dutch athlete (b. 1930)

Person of interestBuck O'Neil

2006 Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (Kansas City Monarchs, 1st African-American coach in Major League Baseball), dies at 94

Baseball Player and Coach Buck O'Neil
Baseball Player and Coach
Buck O'Neil
  • 2006 Valentin Muratov, Russian gymnast (4 gold, 1 silver medals 1952, 1956 Olympics), dies at 78
  • 2015 Sandra Spuzich, American golfer (US Open 1966), dies of leukemia at 78