Events in Sport on October 14

  • 1862 Baseballer James Creighton ruptures bladder hitting HR, dies 10/18
  • 1881 21st British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 170 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1905 NY Giants beats Philadelphia A's, 4 games to 1 in 2nd World Series
  • 1905 Giant's Christy Mathewson's 3rd straight World Series shutout
  • 1906 All Chicago World Series, 1st AL victory, White Sox win 4 games to 2 Cubs losers share of $439.50 is lowest for World Series
  • 1908 Baseball Writers Association of America forms
  • 1908 Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 1 in 5th World Series, 1st rematch
  • 1908 Smallest crowd at World Series, 6,210 fans see Cubs beat Tigers
  • 1909 Pirates beat Tigers, 5-4, forces 1st full 7 game world series
  • 1911 Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)

Sport awardGolf Major

1916 1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes wins at Siwanoy Country Club, Bronxville, New York

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes

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1926 Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1929 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series
  • 1929 Philadelphia A's set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1949 Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 1951 Det Lion Jack Christiansen returns 2 punts for touchdowns vs LA Rams
  • 1956 Patty Berg wins LPGA Arkansas Golf Open
  • 1961 14th Ryder Cup: US wins, 14½-9½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes, England

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1964 Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1964 American swimmer Dick Roth sets world record 4:45.4 to beat team mate Roy Saari and win the men's 400m individual medley gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • 1964 Mary Rand of Great Britain leaps a world record 6.76m to win the women's long jump gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • 1964 US 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Steve Clark, Mike Austin, Gary Ilman & Don Schollander swim world record 3:33.2 to beat Germany by 4.0s and win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • 1964 American swimmer Cathy Ferguson sets world record 1:07.7 to beat Kiki Caron of France by 0.2s and win the women's 100m backstroke gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • 1964 Little known American distance runner Billy Mills scores major upset by winning the 10,000m at the Tokyo Olympics; beats Mohammed Gammoudi of Tunisia by 0.4s; only American to ever win the event
  • 1965 Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0
  • 1968 In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each
  • 1968 Viorica Viscopoleanu of Romania sets world record 6.82m to win the women's long jump at the Mexico City Olympics; beats Sheila Sherwood of Great Britain by 0.14m
  • 1968 American sprinter Jim Hines runs a world record 9.95s to beat Lennox Miller of Jamaica and Charles Greene of the US, and win the 100m gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
  • 1970 Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92
  • 1972 Oakland A Gene Tenace is 1st to homer in 1st 2 World Series at bats

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1973 Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1976 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
  • 1977 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem at World Series

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1978 NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st & deflects the ball away

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

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1978 Despite Denis Potvin hat trick in 3:21 NY Islanders lose 7-10 making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-22-2-1

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 1979 Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

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1979 NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1982 Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)
  • 1982 NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1984 Detroit Tigers beat San Diego Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series
  • 1986 IOC decides to stagger Winter & Summer Olympic schedule
  • 1987 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3
  • 1988 NJ Devils raise their 1st pennant by winning the Patrick Division Playoff Championship
  • 1989 Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consecutive World Series openers
  • 1989 Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards
  • 1990 Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship

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1990 SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

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1991 NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner becomes the first player to score 500th NHL goals

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • 1992 Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant
  • 1992 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
  • 1992 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 2
  • 1995 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to sweep in NL playoff (beat Reds)
  • 1995 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 0
  • 1996 Braves blow out St Louis, 14-0 in an NLCS game
  • 1997 MLB National League Championship: Florida Marlins beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
  • 1998 NY Islanders beat Tampa Bay, 7-1, to end 11 game winless streak
  • 1998 Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with 6 bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1998 MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2

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2001 52nd Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 58 points

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2002 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1

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2003 Fan Steve Bartman deflects the ball away from Chicago Cubs outfielder Moises Alou. Cubs give up eight runs in the inning and lose to the Marlins 8-3, and the Bartman incident is seen as the turning point in the series

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • 2006 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 0