Events in Sport on October 1

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1661 Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York racing from Greenwich to Gravesend

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1879 Cincinnati Enquirer publishes 1st report on baseball reserve clause
  • 1889 Soccer team HFC Haarlem forms
  • 1903 1st baseball World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox)

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1908 Jack Chesbro's final Highlander victory, beats Walter Johnson 2-1

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1910 Regina Rugby Club's 1st game, losing to Moose Jaw Tigers, 16-6
  • 1919 World Series begins as a best of 9 affair, White Sox intentionally throw this series to satisfy gamblers (Black Sox Scandal)
  • 1922 Former Chicago Staleys play 1st NFL game as Chicago Bears, win 6-0
  • 1924 Landis bans Giants Jimmy O'Connell & Cozy Dolan from World Series after they admit an attempt to bribe Phils shortstop Heinie Sand
  • 1928 Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium bicycled 76 miles 504 yards in 1 hour
  • 1930 World Series opens at Phila's Shibe Park, Philadelphia A's beat St Louis 5-2
  • 1931 World Series is a rematch as A's seek 3rd straight title vs Cards
  • 1932 NHL readmits Ottawa & drops Pittsburgh

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1932 World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1933 Antwerp Sports arena opens
  • 1938 Chicago Cubs clinch NL pennant
  • 1941 Yankees beat Dodgers 3-2 at Yankee Stadium in opener of World Series

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1945 Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1946 1st NL playoffs, Dodgers vs Cards (St Louis wins 2 games to 0)
  • 1947 NHL Pension Society founded
  • 1950 Phillies win NL pennant on last day of season (10th inning HR)
  • 1951 1st Giant-Dodgers playoff game, Giants win 3-1
  • 1959 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature a NY team (LA vs Chic)
  • 1960 14th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 2-1 at Montreal

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961 Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stallard)

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1962 SF beats Dodgers, 8-0 in 1st of best-of-3 NL playoff

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1972 2nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 3:08:41
  • 1972 3rd NYC Marathon won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52
  • 1972 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic

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1973 Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1975 Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in "The Thrilla in Manila"

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier

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1977 Brazilian soccer great Pele retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • 1978 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
  • 1978 Yanks lose 9-2 to Indians forcing a playoff game with Red Sox

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1984 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of baseball

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth

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1989 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1989 Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, records his 1,000th NFL tackle

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1993 Lennox Lewis TKOs Frank Bruno in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
Boxer Frank Bruno
Boxer
Frank Bruno
  • 1994 Beginning of the National Hockey League lockout
  • 1994 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA GHP Heartland Golf Classic
  • 1995 Gail Graham wins FieldCrest Cannon/Carolina LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1995 NY Yankees win 1st baseball wildcard ever
  • 1997 Carolina Hurricanes 1st game vs Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 2000 Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares the XXVII Olympics in Sydney the "best Olympic Games ever"
  • 2000 United States retain Basketball's Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75
  • 2000 United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia
  • 2000 27th Olympic Games closes at Sydney, Australia
  • 2004 Baseball: Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old single-season record.

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2014 Canadian freestyle skier and two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau retires at 27

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau