Events in Sport on October 15

  • 1912 Red Sox Tris Speaker's makes only world series unassisted double play, from the outfield
  • 1917 Chicago White Sox beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series
  • 1923 NY Yankees 1st World Series win beating NY Giants, 4 games to 2
  • 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 3 in 22nd World Series

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1928 Walter Johnson signs a 3-year contract to manage the Senators

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1933 Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to NY Giants 56-0
  • 1935 NHL's St Louis Eagles fold
  • 1945 Baseball Attendance hits record 10.28 million (Tigers 1.28 is highest)
  • 1946 Smallest World Series share since 1918 (Cards $3,748, Red Sox $2,140)
  • 1946 St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 43rd World Series
  • 1946 Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
  • 1956 Yankees Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
  • 1957 Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players

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1961 LPGA Championship, Stardust CC: Mickey Wright convincingly wins her 3rd LPGA title by 9 strokes from Louise Suggs

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
  • 1964 St Louis Cardinals beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series
  • 1964 NY Yankees appears in 14 & win 9 of last 16 World Series

  • 1964 American Al Oerter wins his third of 4 consecutive Olympic men's discus titles at the Tokyo Olympics; beats Czech Ludvík Daněk by 0.08m
  • 1964 American Don Schollander swims a world record 4:12.2 to win the 400m freestyle gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics; second of Schollander's 4 gold medals at the Games
  • 1964 American sprinter Bob Hayes equals world record 10.0s to beat Cuba's Enrique Figuerola by 0.2s and win the men's 100m gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • 1964 Soviet rower Vyacheslav Ivanov wins his third consecutive Olympic men's single sculls gold medal at the Tokyo Games; also the reigning World and European champion
  • 1964 Australian swimmer Ian O'Brien sets world record 2:27.8 to beat Soviet Georgy Prokopenko by 0.4s and win men's 200m breaststroke gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • 1964 US women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Sharon Stouder, Donna de Varona, Lillian Watson & Kathy Ellis swims world record 4:03.8 to beat Australia by 3.1s and win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • 1965 Dodgers & Sandy Koufax win 7th game of 62nd World Series vs Twins
  • 1968 Al Oerter of the US wins the men's discus in Olympic record 64.78m at the Mexico City Games; Oerter's unprecedented 4th consecutive Olympic discus title
  • 1968 Australian Ralph Doubell runs a world record 1:44.40 to beat Kenyan Wilson Kiprugut and win the men's 800m at the Mexico City Olympics
  • 1968 British athlete David Hemery sets a world record 48.12s to beat Gerhard Hennige of West Germany and take the gold medal in the men's 400m hurdles at the Mexico City Olympics
  • 1968 American sprinter Wyomia Tyus wins her second consecutive Olympic 100m title with a world record 11.08s; beats team mate Barbara Ferrell by 0.08s for the gold medal at the Mexico City Games
  • 1969 Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)
  • 1969 NY Met Ron Swoboda's spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st & 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game
  • 1969 Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a World Series
  • 1970 Baltimore Orioles beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 67th World Series
  • 1972 61st Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Bucharest (3-2)
  • 1972 Omni in Atlanta opens - Hawks beat NY Knicks 109-101
  • 1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL tie, playing LA Kings to 1-1 tie
  • 1978 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open

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1979 NY Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier

Basketball Player Walt Frazier
Basketball Player
Walt Frazier

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1980 George Brett is forced out of World Series with hemorrhoids

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1981 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • 1983 Black Hawks & Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
  • 1983 Nelson Piquet of Brazil finishes 3rd in the season ending South African Grand Prix at Kyalami to clinch his second World Formula 1 Drivers title; wins by 2 points from Alain Prost
  • 1986 Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 & win NL pennant
  • 1986 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Houston Astros, 4 games to 2
  • 1986 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat California Angels, 4 games to 3
  • 1987 NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike; union fails to achieve demands short-term with no collective bargaining agreement in place
  • 1988 NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)
  • 1988 With 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run HR to give Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of World Series

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1989 American radio and television evangelist Billy Graham is given the 1,900th star on Hollywood Boulevard, the first clergyman to be granted a star

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham

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1989 Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1995 Annika Sörenstam wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
  • 1995 Carolina Panthers win 1st game ever beating NY Jets 26-15

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1997 NY jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1997 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 2
  • 2003 MLB National League Championship: Florida Marlins beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3
  • 2007 MLB National League Championship: Colorado Rockies beat Arizona Diamondbacks, 4 games to 0
  • 2008 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 1
  • 2011 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 2
  • 2014 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 0