Events in Sport on October 28

  • 1890 Last NL-AA World Series game Bkln ties Louisville 3 games & 1 tie
  • 1900 After over 5 months second Olympic games in Paris, France, close
  • 1924 White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
  • 1934 Brooklyn & Pittsburgh play a penalty free NFL game
  • 1951 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina wins FIA World Championship of Drivers by taking out the Spanish Grand Prix at Pedralbes in an Alpha Romeo; wins by 6 points from Alberto Ascari of Italy
  • 1953 Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
  • 1954 Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Philadelphia syndicate
  • 1959 Buffalo Bills enter AFL
  • 1961 Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets
  • 1962 NY Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash Redskins (49-34)
  • 1970 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 1st home game, lose to San Diego 110-99
  • 1973 Elmore Smith of Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record)
  • 1973 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • 1974 1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian & Westfall
  • 1975 Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
  • 1976 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (NY Yankees)

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1978 Bobby Orr scores his last career NHL goal (vs Detroit Red Wings)

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
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Bobby Orr
  • 1981 NY Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games
  • 1984 14th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30
  • 1984 15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
  • 1989 Oakland A's beat San Francisco, 9-6 at Candlestick Park to sweep Giants in 'earthquake'/'Bay Bridge' Baseball World Series; A's pitcher Dave Stewart MVP
  • 1995 Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians, 1-0 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their 3rd Baseball World Series; Braves starter Tom Glavine MVP
  • 1995 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Cigar, Desert Stormer, Inside Information, My Flag, Northern Spur, Ridgewood Pearl, Unbridled's Song
  • 1995 11th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 16-8
  • 1995 7th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 20-10 in South Bend
  • 1996 Goa upset Karnataka to win their 1st Ranji Cricket Trophy game ever
  • 1997 NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner & Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league
  • 2007 Boston Red Sox beats Colorado, 4-3 in Game 4 at Coors Field, Denver to sweep the Rockies and win their 2nd Baseball World Series in 4 years; Boston 3rd baseman Mike Lowell MVP
  • 2011 St. Louis beats Texas Rangers, 6-2 in Game 7 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 11th Baseball World Series; Cards 3rd baseman David Freese MVP
  • 2012 San Francisco beats Detroit, 4-3 in 10 innings in Game 4 at Comerica Park; sweep Tigers, 4-0 for Giants' 2nd Baseball World Series in 3 years; SF 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval MVP
  • 2012 Pablo Sandoval is named MLB 2012 World Series MVP.
  • 2015 Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5h 9min), Kansas City Royals defeat New York Mets 5-4, also joint longest by innings