On This Day

Events in Sport on October 27

  • 1888 "World Championship" Baseball Series, Sportsman's Park, St. Louis; St. Louis Browns rout NY Giants, 18-7 in Game 10 but lose series, 6-4
  • 1931 Chuhei Numbu of Japan, sets then long jump record at 26' 2½"
  • 1961 American Basketball League starts play

NHL Record

1963 Detroit Red Wings right wing Gordie Howe scores 544th career goal in 6-4 loss to Montreal Canadiens, tying Maurice Richard's all-time NHL regular season record

  • 1973 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
  • 1974 French runner Chantal Langlacé sets female world marathon record (2:46:24) in Neuf-Brisach, France
  • 1979 Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds
  • 1980 Astros owner John McMullen replaces GM Tal Smith with Al Rosen
  • 1980 Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph
  • 1984 Washington State University's running back Rueben Mayes sets collegiate football record of 357 yards rushing in one game (at Oregon)

NYC Women's Marathon

1985 15th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34

  • 1985 16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34
  • 1985 Anthony Carter begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions

Sports History

1985 Billy Martin is fired by Yankees for 4th time

  • 1985 Baseball World Series: KC Royals rout St Louis Cardinals, 11-0 at Royals Stadium for 4 games to 3 series win; MVP: KC pitcher Bret Saberhagen
  • 1986 Baseball World Series: NY Mets win their second title; beat Boston Red Sox, 8-5 at Shea Stadium for 4 games to 3 series win; MVP: Mets infielder Ray Knight
  • 1990 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled
  • 1991 Baseball World Series: Minnesota Twins beat Atlanta Braves, 1-0 in 10 in Game 7 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome; win 2nd title since move to Minneapolis; MVP: Twins pitcher Jack Morris
  • 1992 Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies
  • 1995 Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns' move to Baltimore is signed
  • 1995 South African fast bowler Meyrick Pringle takes cricket hat-trick in England tour game at Soweto
  • 1996 US beats Japan, 21½-14½, at Nichirei International Golf Tournament
  • 1999 Baseball World Series: New York Yankees beat Atlanta, 4-1 in Game 4 at Yankee Stadium to sweep Braves and retain title; MVP: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera
  • 2001 13th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 21-17 in Chestnut Hill
  • 2001 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Tiznow, Johannesburg, Unbridled Elaine, Fantastic Light, Val Royal, Banks Hill, Tempera, Squirtle Squirt
  • 2002 Baseball World Series: Anaheim beats San Francisco Giants, 4-1 in Game 7 at Edison Field to win Angels' first title; MVP: Anaheim 1st baseman Troy Glaus
  • 2004 Baseball World Series: Boston beats St. Louis, 3-0 in Game 4 at Busch Stadium to sweep Cardinals and win Red Sox first title since 1918; MVP: Boston outfielder Manny Ramirez
  • 2006 Baseball World Series: St. Louis beats Detroit Tigers, 4-2 in Game 5 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 10th title in franchise history; MVP: Cardinals infielder David Eckstein
  • 2007 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Monmouth Park; Day 2 winners: Indian Blessing, War Pass, Lahudood, Midnight Lute, Kip Deville, Ginger Punch, English Channel, Curlin
  • 2011 MLB World Series Game 6: St. Louis Cardinal 3B David Freese hits game-tying 2 run triple with 2 outs in the 9th and then hits walk-off home run in the 11th

Sports History

2013 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit to clinch his 4th straight F1 World Drivers Championship; 6th consecutive GP victory

Sports History

2013 American Serena Williams wins her 4th season ending tennis title; beats Li Na of China 2–6, 6–3, 6–0 in the WTA Championship final in Istanbul, Turkey

Sports History

2015 American soccer star Abby Wambach announces her retirement

  • 2018 EPL club Leicester City’s billionaire Thai owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha dies in a helicopter crash in the carpark outside the club’s King Power Stadium following 1-1 draw against West Ham United
  • 2018 LA Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox, 3-2 in Game 3 of baseball's World Series; a record 46 players used by both teams; Boston go on to win 4 games to 1

Sports History

2019 Tiger Woods scores a wire-to-wire 3-stroke win over Hideki Matsuyama at the inaugural Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf & Country Club to tie Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA victories

  • 2020 Baseball World Series: LA Dodgers beat Tampa Bay Rays, 3-1 in Game 6 at Globe Life Field, Arlington to win first title in 32 years; MVP: Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager
  • 2020 Organizers of 96th East-West Shrine Bowl college football all-star game, benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children, announce cancellation of game scheduled for January 23, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Florida, due to COVID-19 issues. The