Events in Sport on October 11

  • 1902 8th US Golf Open: Laurie Auchterlonie shoots a 307 at Garden City, NY
  • 1902 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket between South Africa & Australia
  • 1906 White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game

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1911 Ty Cobb (AL) & Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1913 Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 1 in 10th World Series
  • 1916 6th College Football Crab Bowl Classic; Navy beats Maryland 14-7 in College Park

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1923 Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1925 NY Giants play 1st NFL game, lose to Providence 14-0

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1927 Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1943 NY Yankees beat Cards 4 games to 1, in 40th World Series, to become 1st team to win 10 World Series
  • 1948 Cleveland Indians beat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2 in 45th World Series
  • 1960 Radio/TV executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Detroit Tigers
  • 1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Hillside House Ladies' Golf Open
  • 1967 World Series record 3 consecutive HRs (Carl Yastremski, Reggie Smith, & Rico Petrocelli) by Red Sox
  • 1968 MLB star Billy Martin named manager of the Minnesota Twins
  • 1971 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)
  • 1972 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 2
  • 1973 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 2

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1975 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier

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1978 Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1980 Dallas Mavericks first game at Reunion Arena, beat San Antonio 103-92
  • 1981 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
  • 1981 Yanks beat Brewers 7-3 & win only Eastern Championship Series
  • 1991 Chip Beck ties PGA lowest 18 hole score of 59

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1992 Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders

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1995 O.J. Simpson cancels a TV appearance on Dateline

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

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1997 Dennis Rodman returns from second longest NBA suspension (11 games)

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman