Events in Sport on October 15

Sports History

1912 Red Sox Tris Speaker's makes only world series unassisted double play, from the outfield

  • 1917 Baseball World Series: Chicago White Sox beat NY Giants, 4-2 at Brush Stadium to clinch series, 4-2 for their second WS triumph
  • 1923 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat NY Giants, 6-4 in Game 6 at the Polo Grounds for a 4-2 series win; Yankees first World Series victory
  • 1925 Baseball World Series: Pittsburgh Pirates beat Washington Senators, 9-7 in Game 7 at Forbes Field for 4-3 series victory; Pirates first team to recover from 3–1 deficit in a 7-game series

Contract of Interest

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

  • 1933 Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to NY Giants 56-0
  • 1935 NHL's St Louis Eagles fold

Sports History

1937 Rather than accept any trade offers, the Yanks release Tony Lazzeri

  • 1945 Baseball Attendance hits record 10.28 million (Tigers 1.28 is highest)
  • 1946 Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 4-3 at Sportsman's Park to clinch series, 4 games to 3; Cards 6th championship
  • 1957 Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players

LPGA Championship

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

Olympic Games

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 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 Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals win 7th title; beat NY Yankees, 7-5 at Busch Stadium to clinch series, 4-3; MVP: St Louis pitcher Bob Gibson
  • 1964 Craig Breedlove sets auto speed record of 846.97 kph
  • 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 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
  • 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 American sprinter Wyomia Tyus wins her second consecutive Olympic 100m title with a world record 11.08s; beats teammate Barbara Ferrell by 0.08s for the gold medal at the Mexico City Games
  • 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

Sports History

1969 Baltimore's Earl Weaver becomes first manager since 1935 to be ejected World Series game as his Orioles slump to a 2-1 Game 4 defeat to NY Mets at Shea Stadium

  • 1969 Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)

Sports History

1970 Baseball World Series: Baltimore Orioles beat Cincinnati Reds, 9-3 at Memorial Stadium to claim series, 4-1; MVP: Orioles 3B Brooks Robinson

Sports History

1972 17 year old American tennis prodigy Chris Evert wins inaugural WTA Tour Championship at Boca Raton, Florida; beats Australian Kerry Melville Reid 7-5, 6-4; Evert not eligible for prize money

  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 1981 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0

Sports History

1983 Nelson Piquet of Brazil finishes 3rd in the season ending South African Grand Prix at Kyalami to clinch his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 2 points from Alain Prost

  • 1983 NHL Chicago Black Hawks & Toronto Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds), in a 10-8 Leaf win in Toronto
  • 1986 Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 & win NL pennant
  • 1986 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat California Angels, 4 games to 3
  • 1986 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Houston Astros, 4 games to 2
  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 1995 Carolina Panthers win 1st game ever beating NY Jets 26-15
  • 1997 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 2

Sports History

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

  • 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
  • 2021 IPL Cricket Final, Dubai International Stadium: Chennai Super Kings win their 4th IPL title beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs; Faf du Plessis scores 86 off 59 balls for Player of the Match