On This Day

Events in Sport on October 10

  • 1892 Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan
  • 1899 African-American inventor Issac R. Johnson patents the bicycle frame
  • 1904 Boston pitchers achieve 148 complete games-an AL record, also record for total complete games AL 1,098, NL 1,089
  • 1916 In Game 3, Charlie Ebbets becomes the 1st owner to raise the price of World Series grandstand seats to $5-up from $3
  • 1920 Phoenix Cardinals (then in Chicago) play 1st NFL game, a 0-0 tie
  • 1920 Indian Bill Wambsganns makes 1st unassisted World Series triple play
  • 1920 Cleveland Indians outfielder Elmer Smith hits baseball's first ever World Series grand slam (Game 5, 1920)
  • 1921 NFL Decatur Staleys become Chicago Staleys, win 14-10
  • 1923 NY Giants & NY Yankees become first teams to play each other in 3 consecutive Baseball World Series; Giants win Game 1, 5-4; first WS game played at Yankee Stadium
  • 1924 Baseball World Series: Washington Senators edge NY Giants, 4-3 in 12 innings in Game 7 at Griffith Stadium to take series, 4-3; Sens' first World Series victory
  • 1926 Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals beat New York Yankees, 3-2 at Sportsman's Park for 4 games to 3 series victory

Sports History

1930 AP votes Joe Cronin unofficial AL MVP & BWA names Hack Wilson NL MVP

  • 1930 Yankees announce signing Joe McCarthy to manage for 4 years
  • 1931 Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals beat Philadelphia A's, 4-2 at Sportsman's Park for a 4 games to 3 series win
  • 1937 Baseball World Series: in second consecutive all-New York WS, Yankees again beat Giants, 4-2 at the Polo Grounds for a 4-1 series victory
  • 1945 Baseball World Series: Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 9-8 at Wrigley Field to clinch series, 4 games to 3; Tigers second championship
  • 1948 Then record 86,288 see game 5 of World Series in Cleveland
  • 1949 3rd NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: All-Stars beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-1

Sports History

1951 Baseball World Series: two-time defending champion NY Yankees beat NY Giants, 4-3 at Yankee Stadium for 4-2 series victory; MVP: Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto

Sports History

1956 Baseball World Series: Behind Yogi Berra's 2 HRs, NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 9-0 in Game 7 at Ebbets Field; MVP: Yankees pitcher Don Larsen

  • 1957 Baseball World Series: Milwaukee Braves beat NY Yankees, 5-0 at Yankee Stadium to clinch 4 games to 3 series victory; MVP: Braves pitcher Lew Burdette (3-0)
  • 1960 Ron Stewart of Ottawa rushes for CFL-record 287 yards
  • 1961 Expansion draft to stock Houston Astros & NY Mets

NHL All-Star Game

1964 18th NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: All-Stars beat Toronto, 3-2; MVP: Jean Béliveau, Montreal, C

  • 1964 XVIII Summer Olympic Games open in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1968 Baseball World Series: Detroit Tigers beat St Louis Cardinals, 4-1 at Busch Memorial Stadium to clinch, 4-3 series win; MVP: Tigers pitcher Mickey Lolich
  • 1973 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Cincinnati Reds, 3 games to 2
  • 1974 US general George Brown's speech deplores Jewish influence in US over his treatment during the 1973 World Series
  • 1976 Giant's Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey opens with the NY Giants going down 24–14 to the Dallas Cowboys in from of 76,042 fans
  • 1976 Greece's 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33
  • 1979 Nordiques' Real Cloutier sets NHL record of a hat trick in 1st game
  • 1980 Yanks lose 4-2 & are swept by Royals in AL Championship series
  • 1980 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat New York Yankees, 3 games to 0
  • 1982 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta Braves, 3-0
  • 1982 MLB American League Championship: Milwaukee Brewers beat California Angels, 3 games to 2
  • 1983 Tom Monaghan becomes CEO of Detroit Tigers
  • 1987 Hartford center Doug Jarvis ends his career having played an NHL record 964 consecutive games as the Whalers lose 6-2 to the New York Rangers
  • 1990 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • 1993 NFL Cleveland Browns' Najee Mustafaa sets club record for longest interception (97 yds)

Election of Interest

2002 Former cricketer Imran Khan elected to the Pakistani Parliament after winning the seat of Mianwali-I

Sports History

2004 Having already clinched his record 7th F1 World Drivers Championship, German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins a record 13th race of the season with victory at the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka

  • 2010 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC Potomac: Mark O'Meara wins his lone Champions Tour major title with par on first playoff hole against Michael Allen
  • 2019 3,500 women are the first to be allowed to attend a football match in Iran for a World Cup qualifier in Tehran, since the Islamic revolution
  • 2020 French Open Women's Tennis: 19 year old Iga Świątek of Poland wins her country's first singles major title; beats American Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1