On This Day

Events in Sport on October 13

  • 1893 Vigilant (US) beats Valkyrie II (UK) in 9th America's Cup, in New York
  • 1903 Boston Americans win the inaugural Baseball World Series; beat Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 in Game 8 at Huntington Avenue for a 5-3 series victory; winning pitcher Bill Dinneen
  • 1914 Boston Braves sweep Philadelphia A's, 1st sweep in World Series history
  • 1915 Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 1 in 12th World Series
  • 1920 World Series celebration in Wade Park brings out 50,000+ Clevelanders
  • 1921 NY Giants beat NY Yankees, 5 games to 3 in 18th World Series
  • 1933 Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren
  • 1934 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Portland G & CC: Marian McDougall outclassed Mrs Guy Riegel, 9 & 7 to win golf's only major title
  • 1947 1st NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: All-Stars beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-3
  • 1960 Pirate's Mazeroski's bottom of 9th lead off HR beats NY Yankees 10-9 in game 7 of 57th World Series
  • 1963 Ryder Cup Golf, East Lake CC: US beats Great Britain, 23-9; competition format changes with addition of 4-ball (better ball) matches on a 3rd day of play

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1963 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Stardust CC: Mickey Wright wins 4th LPGA title by 2 shots from Mary Mills, Louise Suggs & Mary Lena Faulk

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • 1964 Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser wins her third consecutive Olympic 100m freestyle gold medal at the Tokyo Games; Olympic record 59.05s
  • 1964 US sweeps medals in the men's 200m backstroke at the Tokyo Olympics; Jed Graef swims world record 2:10.3 to win gold ahead of team mates Gary Dilley and Bob Bennett
  • 1967 Seattle SuperSonics (now OKC Thunder) lose NBA debut game, 144-116 to the San Francisco Warriors at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
  • 1967 First American Basketball Association (ABA) game is played with Oakland Oaks beating Anaheim Amigos, 132-129; red, white & blue ball and 3-point field goal introduced

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1970 2 future Basketball Hall of Famers debut; guard Calvin Murphy for San Diego Rockets in 111-96 loss in Chicago; forward Dave Cowens for Boston Celtics in 114-107 loss in New York

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • 1971 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)
  • 1972 Commish Bowie Kuhn allows Bert Campaneris to play in World Series
  • 1978 Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectactular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yanks win next 4

OlympicsOlympic Gold

1982 IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1984 Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 1984 John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million
  • 1986 25th NY, NL appearance in World Series (Mets vs A's)
  • 1986 IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
  • 1987 West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka
  • 1989 Bob Quinn resigns as NY Yankee VP/GM & replaced by Harding Peterson
  • 1991 Blue Jay Cito Gaston is 1st manager ejected in a playoff game
  • 1991 Minnesota Twins win AL pennant beating Toronto in 5 games
  • 1991 MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
  • 1993 Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game
  • 1993 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
  • 1994 Earliest start of Sheffield Shield season (Queensland v Tasmania)
  • 1996 NY Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud NFL field goal record at 374
  • 1996 Yanks (3) & Orioles (3) combine to tie play off record of 6 HRs
  • 1996 British Williams driver Damon Hill wins season ending Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka; becomes first son of a F1 World Drivers Champion (Graham Hill 1962, 68) to win title himself; wins by 19 points from Jacques Villeneuve
  • 1996 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 1
  • 1998 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 2

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2002 Michael Schumacher wins season ending Japanese F1 Grand Prix for his record 11th victory of the year & 3rd straight World Drivers Championship; title margin: 67 points from Ferrari team mate Rubens Barrichello

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2002 MLB American League Championship: Anaheim Angels beat Minnesota Twins, 4 games to 1
  • 2007 17th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 27-14 in South Bend
  • 2015 Basketball player Lamar Odom is hospitalised after being found unconscious in a brothel in Nevada

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2019 Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in history when she wins record 25th medal at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany

Gymnast Simone Biles
Gymnast
Simone Biles
  • 2019 Kenya's Brigid Kosgei sets new world record of 2:14.04 for the women's marathon in Chicago, beating Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old mark