Events in Sport on October 6

Sports History

1857 First American Chess Congress hosted by the American Chess Association in NYC, NY; won by Paul Morphy 10 November

  • 1882 1st World Series Baseball Game 1: Cincinnati Red Stockings (AA) beat Chicago White Stockings (NL), 4-0 at Bank Street Grounds, Cincinnati
  • 1908 Tigers beat White Sox, 7-0 to win AL pennant
  • 1908 Yanks lose 100th game of year go 51-103 for season
  • 1910 Braves beat Phillies 20-7

Sports History

1911 Boston Rustlers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young's MLB farewell appearance is a letdown; loses 13-3 to Brooklyn Dodgers in his 906th game

  • 1919 Chicago White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a Baseball World Series in Game 5 vs Cincinnati Reds; angered when pitchers Eddie Cicotte & Lefty Williams refuse to follow his signals during 5-0 loss
  • 1920 1st brothers oppose each other in World Series, Cleveland's Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits as brother Jimmy plays 3rd base for Brooklyn
  • 1921 Fewest hits in a Baseball World Series game; NY Yankees beat NY Giants 3-0 at Polo Grounds in Game 2, on 3 hits to Giants 2
  • 1923 1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies)

Baseball Record

1926 Babe Ruth becomes first MLB player to hit 3 home runs in a World Series game as NY Yankees beat St. Louis Cardinals, 10-5 in Game 4 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis

PGA 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

  • 1936 Baseball World Series: Yankees beat Giants, 13-5 at the Polo Grounds to win all-New York series, 4-2
  • 1941 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 3-1 at Ebetts Field for a 4 games to 1 series win; Yankees 5th title in 6 years and 9th overall
  • 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 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 5-2 at Yankee Stadium to clinch series, 4 games to 3; 11th championship in team history
  • 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

Sports History

1963 Baseball World Series: LA Dodgers edge NY Yankees, 2-1 at Dodger Stadium for 4-0 series sweep; MVP: Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax

Sports History

1966 Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer at 20, is youngest to record a World Series shutout as Baltimore beats LA Dodgers, 6-0 in Game 2 at Dodger Stadium

  • 1969 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
  • 1969 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets sweep Atlanta Braves, 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

Baseball Record

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

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

NHL Record

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

  • 1983 NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands

Sports History

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

Sports History

1985 New York Yankees knuckleballer Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games; at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out, beating Toronto 8-0

  • 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)

Sports History

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

  • 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 postseason no-hitter in MLB history in Game 1 NLDS, 4-0 v Cincinnati Reds, at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

Sports History

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 make their NHL debut in Dallas, winning 2-1 over the 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

Sports History

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