On This Day

Events in Sport on October 28

  • 1890 "World Championship" Baseball Series, Washington Park, NY: Louisville Colonels beat Brooklyn Bridegrooms, 6-2 in Game 7 to tie series 3-3-1; deciding game never played
  • 1900 II Summer (Modern) Olympic Games, Paris, France: competition ends after 5 months; no opening or closing ceremonies conducted
  • 1924 White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
  • 1934 Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates play first of only 4 penalty free games in NFL history; Dodgers wins 21-3 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
  • 1951 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina wins Formula 1 World Drivers Championship 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 American Football League awards Buffalo Bills franchise to Ralph C Wilson
  • 1961 Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets
  • 1962 Jo Weatherly in a Pontiac finishes 2nd to Rex White in season-ending Dixie 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway to clinch his 1st of 2 consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Championships
  • 1962 NY Giant Y. A. 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)
  • 1974 1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian & Westfall
  • 1975 Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games

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1976 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (NY Yankees)

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin

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

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1979 Dick Howser (best Yank mngr win-lost pct .636) replaces Billy Martin
  • 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 affected "Bay Bridge" Baseball World Series; A's pitcher Dave Stewart MVP
  • 1995 World Series Baseball: Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians, 1-0 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their 3rd title; MVP: Braves starter Tom Glavine
  • 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 World Series Baseball: Red Sox beat Colorado, 4-3 in Game 4 at Coors Field, Denver to sweep the Rockies and win their 2nd title in 4 years; MVP: Boston 3rd baseman Mike Lowell
  • 2011 World Series Baseball: St. Louis beats Texas Rangers, 6-2 in Game 7 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 11th title; MVP: Cardinals 3rd baseman David Freese
  • 2012 World Series Baseball: San Francisco beats Detroit, 4-3 in 10 innings in Game 4 at Comerica Park; sweep Tigers, 4-0 for Giants' 2nd title in 3 years; MVP: SF 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval

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2012 American Serena Williams wins her 3rd season ending tennis title; beats Maria Sharapova of Russia 6–4, 6–3 in the WTA Championship decider in Istanbul, Turkey

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • 2015 Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5 hours, 9 minutes); Kansas City Royals beat New York Mets, 5-4; also joint longest by innings (14)

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2018 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes 4th in the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez to clinch his 5th Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton
  • 2018 World Series Baseball: Boston Red Sox beats LA Dodgers, 5-1 in Game 5 at Dodger Stadium to win 9th title in franchise history; MVP: Boston utility Steve Pearce
  • 2018 Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina registers biggest win of her career when she rallies for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 triumph over American Sloane Stephens in a classic WTA Finals title decider in Singapore