On This Day

Events in Sport on October 22

  • 1878 The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
  • 1884 Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion
  • 1885 John Ward & several teammates secretly form Brotherhood of Prof Base Ball Players, 1st baseball union
  • 1930 SC Genemuiden soccer team forms
  • 1933 Italian boxer Primo Carnera beats Spanish challenger Paulino Uzcudun on points in Rome, Italy to retain the IBU heavyweight title
  • 1935 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Twin Hills CC: Johnny Revolta wins his only major title, defeating Tommy Armour, 5 & 4
  • 1939 NBC becomes first network to televise a pro football game; Brooklyn Dodgers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 23-14 at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field
  • 1950 LA Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1966 Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens)

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr

Sport awardRyder Cup

1967 Ryder Cup Golf, Champions GC: US beats Great Britain 23½-8½; Ben Hogan captains Americans to record 15-point victory margin

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1967 Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts

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1967 Joe DiMaggio is hired as executive VP of A's by Charlie Finley

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1967 Denny Hulme becomes first New Zealander to win the F1 World Drivers Championship with 3rd place in the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; wins title by 5 points from team leader Jack Brabham
  • 1968 American swimmers sweep the medals in the women's 200m freestyle at the Mexico City Olympics; Debbie Meyer takes gold in Olympic record 2:10.5 ahead of team mates Jan Henne and Jane Barkman
  • 1972 Oakland A's 1st championship; beat Reds, 4 games to 3 in World Series
  • 1975 Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series

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1976 Rick Barry (San Francisco), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • 1978 8th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in her first appearance in world record time 2:32:30
  • 1978 9th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:12:12
  • 1978 Grete Weitz runs female world record marathon (2:32:29.8)
  • 1984 NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires
  • 1985 Bret Saberhagen gives KC Royals their 1st win leading to their World Series title
  • 1989 Denver Nuggets beat Jugoplastika Split 135-129 in 3rd McDonald Open

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1989 Over-competitive McLaren team mates Alain Prost & Ayrton Senna famously collide and skid into an escape road during Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka; Prost retires from race and claims 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • 1992 Atlanta, becomes 1st US team to win a World Series game out of US
  • 1994 Tony Rominger bicycles world record time (53,832 km)
  • 1996 NY Yankee Bernie Williams hits record tying 7th post season HR, as Yanks tie record of 6th straight post season road win (en route to 8)
  • 1997 Cleve Marquis Grissom World Series hitting streak ends after 15 games
  • 1997 Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38°F)

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1997 NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky's wife Janet is knocked unconscious and gets 2 stitches after plexiglass falls on her watching a game

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1997 Second longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins & Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11

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1999 NHL goaltender Grant Fuhr wins his 400th career game (vs Florida Panthers)

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr

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2000 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang, his 4th straight race victory to finish season; 3rd, and 1st of 5 straight F1 World Drivers Championships; wins by 19 points from Mika Häkkinen

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2000 Presidents Cup Golf, Robert Trent Jones GC: Davis Love III, Stewart Cink and Kirk Triplett are unbeaten as US outclasses International team, 21½–10½
  • 2001 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 1
  • 2006 Spanish Renault driver Fernando Alonso finishes 2nd in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to retain Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 13 points from Michael Schumacher
  • 2010 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2
  • 2012 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3