Events in Sport on October 26

  • 1863 Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer, splitting with rugby
  • 1869 1st American steeplechase horserace (Westchester, NY)
  • 1887 Detroit (NL) beats St Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in World Series
  • 1911 Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
  • 1934 While Washington Seantors player-manager Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson, owner Clark Griffith's niece and adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox

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1951 Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1952 Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India
  • 1960 AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Washington, D.C. for 1961

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1968 George Foreman wins gold for USA at Mexico Olympic games (Heavyweight boxing)

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • 1974 Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers & MISL's Crunch
  • 1975 Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
  • 1975 Mary Bea Porter wins LPGA Golf Inns of America
  • 1980 10th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3
  • 1980 11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
  • 1980 St Louis Cards sack Balt Colt QBs an NFL record tying 12 times
  • 1981 LA Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
  • 1982 Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards
  • 1985 On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series

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1985 Doug Harvey's #2 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey
  • 1986 37th Formula One WDC: Alain Prost wins by two points

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1988 Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 months' advisory service

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1993 NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
  • 1993 NJ Devils lose 2-0 to Montreal, after winning 1st 7 games of 1993
  • 1996 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup at Woodbine
  • 1997 Bill Glasson wins Las Vegas Golf Invitational
  • 1997 MLB World Series: Florida Marlins defeat Cleveland Indians to win 4-3
  • 1997 48th Formula One WDC: Jacques Villeneuve wins by 39 points

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2000 NY Yankees defeat NY Mets 4-1 to win their 3rd straight World Series championship, MVP: Derek Jeter, NY Yankees

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • 2005 Chicago White Sox defeat Houston Astros 4-0 in baseball's World Series championship, MVP: Jermaine Dye, Chicago
  • 2013 St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to lead the MLB 2013 World Series 2-1