On This Day

Events in Sport on October 24

  • 1857 Recognised by FIFA as oldest existing club still playing football in the world, Sheffield FC is founded in Yorkshire, England; now based in Dronfield, Derbyshire
  • 1885 "World Championship" Baseball Series, Cincinnati Base Ball Grounds: St. Louis Browns beat Chicago White Stockings, 13–4 in Game 7; disputed series tied at 3-3-1
  • 1889 Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League
  • 1892 "World Championship" Baseball Series, South End Grounds, Boston: Boston Beaneaters beat Cleveland Spiders, 8-3 for a 5-0-1 championship victory; last of the pre-modern-era World Series
  • 1913 Joe Tinker fired as Cincinnati Reds manager
  • 1940 Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball
  • 1954 Britain's Mike Hawthorne wins season ending Spanish Grand Prix at Pedralbes; Argentine Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio takes second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 17 points from countryman José Froilán González
  • 1957 Cincinnati Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City

Sports History

1963 Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award

  • 1964 Test cricket debut of Pakistani standouts Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan and Khalid Ibadulla in drawn 1st Test vs Australia in Karachi; Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on debut
  • 1965 Jim Clark in a Lotus is forced to retire from season-ending Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez with engine trouble; American Richie Ginther is race winner and Clark claims his second F1 World Drivers Championship
  • 1968 16 year old American swimmer Debbie Meyer wins the inaugural women's 800m gold medal in 9:24.0 at the Mexico City Olympics; first swimmer to win 3 individual gold medals at a Games (200/400m)
  • 1968 Australian swimmer Michael Wendon wraps up the Mexico City Games sprint double when he wins the men's 200m freestyle gold medal in Olympic record 1:55.2
  • 1969 Pakistani cricketing brothers Hanif, Mushtaq and Sadiq Mohammad start their only Test together; drawn 1st Test v NZ in Karachi

Sports History

1974 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)

New York City Marathon

1976 New York City Marathon: American Bill Rodgers wins his first title in 2:10:10; Miki Gorman takes out women's race in 2:39:11

  • 1976 Sadiq & Mushtaq Mohammad score hundreds in same Test Cricket innings v NZ

Sports History

1976 English McLaren driver James Hunt finishes 4th in the season ending Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway to win his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Niki Lauda

  • 1978 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs NY Islanders
  • 1979 Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy

NYC Women's Marathon

1982 12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14

  • 1982 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29

Sports History

1982 Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

  • 1986 MLB Los Angeles Dodgers' infielder Bill Russell (38) announces his retirement

Sports History

1988 NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires

  • 1989 After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played
  • 1991 Larry Ryckman purchases CFL Calgary Stampeders
  • 1992 Baseball World Series: Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves, 4-3 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their first-ever title; MVP: Toronto catcher Pat Borders
  • 1992 10th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 10-6
  • 1996 Hasan Raza makes Test Cricket debut for Pakistan age 14 yrs 238 days
  • 1996 Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yanks win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)
  • 1997 Marv Albert sentenced in assault case
  • 2004 10 people including NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick and 4 family members are killed in a plane crash near Martinsville Speedway in Virginia; plane owned by NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports

Sports History

2004 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher finishes 8th at season-ending Brazilian F1 Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace; his 5th straight World Drivers Championship, record 7th career world title; Ferrari's 6th straight Constructors title

  • 2004 Manchester United beats Arsenal, 2-0 at Old Trafford; ends Gunners' English Premier League record 49-game unbeaten streak
  • 2008 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Ventura, Maram, Stardom Bound, Together Forever, Zenyatta
  • 2009 19th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 20-16 in South Bend (Notre Dame's first win in the series in nine years)

Sports History

2018 Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge named UN Person of the Year for setting a new marathon world record and for his work with AIDS/HIV in Kenya

Sports History

2018 Indian cricketer Virat Kohli becomes the 12th and the fastest-ever to score 10,000 runs in one day international matches, taking just 205 innings

Sports History

2021 Michael Jordan's 1984 Nike Air Ships sell for $1.472 million at Sotheby's, a new record for sneakers at auction [1]

Sports History

2021 Tom Brady becomes first quarterback in NFL history to record 600 touchdown passes when he hits Mike Evans in 1st quarter of the Buccaneers 38-3 rout of the Chicago Bears in Tampa Bay