Events in Sport on October 7

  • 1882 1st World Series Baseball Game 2: Chicago White Stockings (NL) beats Cincinnati Red Stockings (AA), 2-0 at Bank Street Grounds, Cincinnati
  • 1891 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Hugh Kirkaldy wins by 2 strokes from brother Andrew Kirkaldy and Willie Fernie; last Open contested in a single day over 36 holes
  • 1904 NY Highlanders beat Boston Americans, 3-2 at Hilltop Park, NYC for pitcher Jack Chesbro's MLB record 41st win of the season (41-12)

Sports History

1916 Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeats Cumberland, 222-0; most lopsided score in the history of US college football

  • 1922 First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series

Sports History

1922 MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain

  • 1923 Yankees Everett Scott runs his consecutive-game streak to 1,138
  • 1927 Yank Herb Pennock retires 1st 22 Pirates in World Series game

World Record

1928 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10 miles (50:15.0)

  • 1933 Baseball World Series: NY Giants beat Washington Senators, 4-3 at Griffith Stadium to clinch 4 games to 1 series victory
  • 1935 Baseball World Series: Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4-3 at Navin Field for 4 games to 2 series win; Tigers win first championship in 5 WS appearances

Sports History

1936 7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire manager Casey Stengel

  • 1947 Larry MacPhail resigns as NY Yankees GM after final game of 4-3 World Series win over Brooklyn Dodgers
  • 1952 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-2 at Ebbets Field in Game 7 to tie own record 4th straight WS; MVP: NY 1B Johnny Mize

Sports History

1953 Bill Veeck tells Browns stockholders he faces bankruptcy unless they drop their suit to block his move to Baltimore, they comply

  • 1961 15th NHL All-Star Game, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: All-Stars beat Chicago Black Hawks, 3-1
  • 1962 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Stardust CC, LV: Judy Kimball wins her only major title by 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Shirley Spork
  • 1972 1st season game at Nassau Coliseum, Flames-3, Islanders-2

Sports History

1973 Scotsman Jackie Stewart wins his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship despite withdrawing from the season ending US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen; wins title by 16 points from Emerson Fittipaldi

  • 1975 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • 1975 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0
  • 1975 Players' Association files a suit on behalf of Dodgers' Andy Messersmith
  • 1978 LA Dodgers win the pennant
  • 1978 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 1
  • 1978 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1
  • 1979 Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns
  • 1979 Ferrari driver Jody Scheckter retires with tyre trouble in US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen; becomes first South African to claim Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 4 points from race winner Gilles Villeneuve

Sports History

1979 Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings

  • 1981 In 1st Eastern Division championship Yanks beat Brewers 5-3
  • 1984 MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Chicago Cubs, 3 games to 2
  • 1984 Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, San Diego Padres win pennant

Sports History

1984 Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader

  • 1985 Lynette Woodward chosen as 1st woman in Harlem Globetrotters

Sports History

1986 Steve Yzerman is named captain of the Detroit Red Wings, a title he would hold for over 1,300 games

  • 1988 Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox
  • 1988 Lou Piniella is fired as manager of Yankees for 2nd time

Sports History

1989 Howard Stern's "US Open Sores" tennis match against his producer Gary Dell'Abate. at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

Baseball Record

1989 Oakland A's Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a playoff series (5 games) against Toronto Blue Jays

  • 1991 Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal & Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in NY thoroughbred racing history
  • 1992 Tampa Bay Lightning become 1st NHL expansion team to win opener (7-2)
  • 1995 Boston's Fleet Center opens, NY Islanders & Boston Bruins tie at 4-4
  • 1995 Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs Yankees
  • 2000 Last ever competitive soccer match at Wembley Stadium, England defeated 1-0 by Germany, last goal scored by Liverpool's Dietmar Hammann. Match is Tony Adams' 60th at Wembley, the record for most appearances at the stadium.

Sports History

2007 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Baltimore CC: Loren Roberts wins his third of 4 Champions Tour major titles by 6 strokes from Tom Watson

  • 2012 ICC Women's Cricket T20 World Cup, Colombo: Jess Cameron's 45 from 34 balls leads Australia to 142/4; beat England 138/9 to win by 4 runs to retain WC

NFL Record

2012 New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees breaks Johnny Unitas' NFL record for consecutive games with a TD pass (48) when he connects with Devery Henderson in Saints 31-24 win over San Diego at the SuperDome

  • 2017 New Zealand clinch their 5th Rugby Championship with 25-24 win over South Africa at Cape Town; All Blacks undefeated in 6 games