On This Day

Events in Sport on October 29

  • 1889 NY Giants (NL) beat Bkln (AA) in world series 6 games to 3
  • 1910 Ben Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks CFL record 11 singles in a game
  • 1920 Ed Barrow appointed GM of NY Yankees
  • 1931 Lefty Grove, A's pitcher who won 31 games, is named the AL's MVP
  • 1939 NHL Babe Seibert Memorial Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3
  • 1942 Branch Rickey named president/GM of Brooklyn Dodgers
  • 1945 Happy Chandler resigns as US Senator, remains as baseball commish
  • 1949 White Sox trade Joe Tipton to A's for Nellie Fox
  • 1950 Cleveland Browns' Marion Motley sets record for highest avg gain in a game with 17.1 (10 attempts), Cleveland 45, Pittsburgh 7
  • 1950 2nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Rexford wins
  • 1959 10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced

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1960 Cassius Clay's [Muhammad Ali] 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker on points in 6 rounds in Louisville, Kentucky

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1961 13th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Ned Jarrett wins
  • 1964 Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings v Pakistan
  • 1967 Danny Abramowicz begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • 1972 Don Cockroft of Cleveland Browns kicks 57-yard field goal

  • 1981 Bill Giles becomes CEO of Philadelphia Phillies
  • 1984 Orlando Pizzolato (2:14:53) & Greta Weitz (2:29:30) win NY Marathon
  • 1986 Kirk Muller scores NJ Devil record 6 point, beat Penguins, 8-6
  • 1986 Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt is arrested at US-Mexico border for drugs
  • 1986 Pakistan cricket leg-spin bowler Abdul Qadir takes 6-16 as the West Indies dismissed for 53 in 186 run defeat in 1st Test at Faisalabad
  • 1987 Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented 4th different weight boxing title
  • 1989 Ozzie Newsome ends NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
  • 1991 Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as NY Yankee manager
  • 2005 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Saint Liam, Stevie Wonderboy, Pleasant Home, Shirocco, Intercontinental, Folklore, Artie Schiller, Silver Train
  • 2008 Philadelphia beats Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3 in Game 5 at Citizens Bank Park for Phillies second Baseball World Series in their 126-year history; Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels MVP
  • 2014 San Francisco beats Kansas City Royals, 3-2 in Game 7 at Kauffman Field, KC to win Giants' 3rd Baseball World Series in 5 years; SF starter Madison Bumgarner MVP

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2017 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes a distant 9th in Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; good enough to clinch his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton

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2017 Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki beats American Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 to win the WTA Finals title decider in Kallang, Singapore

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 2018 Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson breaks NBA record previously held by teammate Stephen Curry for most 3-pointers in a game with 14 in Warriors' 149-124 win over the Bulls in Chicago