Events in Sport on October 18

  • 1889 1st all NYC World Series NY Giants (NL) play Bkln (AA)
  • 1891 1st international 6-day bicycle race in US (Madison Square Garden, NYC) begins
  • 1902 7th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-0 in Birmingham
  • 1918 NHL's Quebec Bulldogs sold to a Toronto businessman P. J. Quinn

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1924 Harold "Red" Grange, finest collegiate football game (4 long TD runs)

NFL halfback Red Grange
NFL halfback
Red Grange
  • 1930 Joseph Sylvester becomes 1st jockey to win 7 races in 1 day

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1950 Connie Mack retires as manager of Philadelphia Athletics after 50 years, longest serving manager in MLB history

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1952 14th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 38-7 in College Park
  • 1953 Willie Thrower becomes 1st black NFL quarterback in modern times
  • 1960 Casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years)
  • 1963 IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics
  • 1964 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • 1967 AL votes to allow Athletics to move from KC to Oakland & expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with KC & Seattle teams
  • 1968 Bob Beamon of USA sets long jump record (29 ft. 2½ in.) in Mexico City
  • 1968 US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving "black power" salute as a protest during victory ceremony

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1970 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1974 1st NBA game at Market Square Arena - Pacers beat Spurs 129-121

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1974 Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes 1st in NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists & 12 blocks

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond
  • 1977 NY Yankees win their 21st World Championship, 4 games

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1977 Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth's series record

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1977 Yanks beat Dodgers 8-4 for 21st world championship, 1st in 15 years
  • 1978 NY Islanders 1st scoreless tie, vs LA Kings
  • 1980 Detroit blocks 21 Atlanta shots setting NBA record (double OT)
  • 1981 NY Giant Joe Danelo ties NFL record of 6 field goals in a game
  • 1992 1st non-US team to win a World Series Game; Toronto 5, Atlanta 4
  • 1992 Philadelphia Eagle Randall Cunningham sets NFL QB scramble record of 3,683
  • 1995 NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix
  • 1999 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 1

Sports record brokenNFL Record

2009 QB Tom Brady throws five second quarter touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans, an NFL record for touchdown passes in one quarter

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 2012 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 0
  • 2013 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2