On This Day

Events in Sport on October 6

  • 1857 First American Chess Congress hosted by the American Chess Association
  • 1882 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
  • 1908 Tigers beat White Sox, 7-0 to win AL pennant
  • 1910 Braves beat Phillies 20-7

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1911 Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1919 White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series
  • 1920 1st brothers oppose each other in World Series, Cleve's Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits as brother Jimmy plays 3rd base for Bkln
  • 1921 Fewest hits in World Series Game, 5, Yanks (3) beat Giants (2), 3-0
  • 1923 1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1926 Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sport awardPGA Championship

1928 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Five Farms CC: Leo Diegel dominates Al Espinosa, 6 & 5 in the final to win the first of his 2 consecutive titles

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • 1936 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in 33rd World Series
  • 1938 Yanks Lefty Gomez sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss
  • 1941 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1, in 38th World Series
  • 1945 Tavern owner "Billy Goat" Sianis buys seat for his goat for Game 4 of Baseball World Series, is escorted out and casts goat curse on Chicago Cubs
  • 1947 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series

  • 1959 Single game World Series attendence record set (92,706 in LA)
  • 1959 Chicago White Sox beat LA Dodgers, 1-0 in Game 5 of Baseball World Series at LA Memorial Coliseum; World Series record attendance 92,706
  • 1962 16th NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Garden, Toronto, ON: Toronto Maple Leafs beat All-Stars, 4-1; MVP: Eddie Shack, Toronto, LW
  • 1963 LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series
  • 1966 Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout
  • 1969 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets sweep Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
  • 1969 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
  • 1971 MLB National League Championship: Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco Giants, 3 games to 1
  • 1974 Brazilian McLaren driver Emerson Fittipaldi finishes 4th in the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen to win his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 3 points from Clay Ragazzoni
  • 1976 John Hathaway completes 50,600 mile bicycle tour of every continent
  • 1977 Yankees win AL pennant by rallying for 3 runs in 9th to beat KC Royals 5-3 in 5th & deciding playoff game

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1978 Royals' George Brett hits 3 HRs, Yanks win championship game 3, 6-5

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1979 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat California Angels, 3 games to 1

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1983 Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1983 NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands
  • 1985 Yankee Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games & also at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out beating Toronto 8-0
  • 1985 French McLaren driver Alain Prost clinches his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship with a 4th placing in the European Grand Prix at Brands Hatch
  • 1988 Oakland A's sweep Boston Red Sox in 4 games for AL pennant
  • 1991 NY Met David Cone ties NL record by striking out 19 Phillies
  • 1991 Orioles' last game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (vs Det Tigers)

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1993 After 9 seasons & 3 Championships with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan announces his retirement from the NBA; returns on March 18, 1995 and leads Bulls to another 3 NBA titles

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • 1995 Colorodo Avalanche (former Que Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit
  • 1996 NY Jet Nick Lowrey ties Jan Stenerud with 373 NFL field goals
  • 2010 Phillies ace Roy Halladay pitches only the 2nd no-hitter in MLB postseason history in Game 1 NLDS, 4-0 v Cincinnati Reds
  • 2012 New Zealand wins inaugural Rugby Championship with a 32-16 win over South Africa in Johannesburg; undefeated All Blacks score 4 tries to 1 with Dan Carter booting 3 conversions, a penalty & dropped goal
  • 2013 Presidents Cup Golf, Muirfield Village GC: US wins for 5th successive time with an 18½–15½ victory over the International team
  • 2017 Vegas Golden Knights win first ever NHL game 2-1 away to the Dallas Stars
  • 2018 Australia records the biggest comeback in Rugby Championship history in beating Argentina 45-34 in Salta; Wallabies trial 31-7 at halftime but score 5 second half tries to none to overwhelm Pumas
  • 2018 Khabib Nurmagomedov of Dagestan beats Irishman Conor McGregor by 4th round submission in UFC lightweight title fight in Las Vegas; instantly marred by ugly post-fight brawling incident; belt withheld pending investigation
  • 2018 New Zealand claims 6th overall, and 3rd straight Rugby Championship with 32-20 win over South Africa in Pretoria; All Blacks outscore Springboks 4 tries to 3