Events in Sport on October 7

  • 1882 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0
  • 1891 31st British Golf Open: Hugh Kirkaldy shoots a 166 at St Andrews

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

Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach John Heisman
Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach
John Heisman
  • 1922 First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series
  • 1922 Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain
  • 1927 Yank Herb Pennock retires 1st 22 Pirates in World Series game
  • 1933 NY Giants beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 1 in 30th World Series
  • 1935 Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 32nd World Series
  • 1936 7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire manager Casey Stengel
  • 1940 Reds Bucky Walters is 1st pitcher in 14 years to homer in World Series
  • 1947 Larry MacPhail resigns as Yank GM after final game of World Series
  • 1950 NY Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series

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1950 Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game 5-2

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1950 Yanks win 13th world championship sweeping Phillies
  • 1952 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series
  • 1952 Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins
  • 1956 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1957 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Invitational

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1961 15th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Chicago 3-1 at Chicago
  • 1962 8th LPGA Championship won by Judy Kimball
  • 1964 NY Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 & 29th in 61 World Series
  • 1972 1st season game at Nassau Coliseum, Flames-3, Islanders-2
  • 1973 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • 1973 24th Formula One WDC: Jackie Stewart wins by 16 points
  • 1975 Players' Association files a suit on behalf of Dodgers' Andy Messersmith
  • 1975 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0
  • 1975 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • 1978 LA Dodgers win the pennant
  • 1978 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1
  • 1978 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 1
  • 1979 Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns
  • 1979 Debbie Massey wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic

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

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 1979 30th Formula One WDC: Jody Scheckter wins by four points
  • 1981 In 1st Eastern Division championship Yanks beat Brewers 5-3
  • 1984 Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, SD Padres win pennant

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

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • 1984 MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Chicago Cubs, 3 games to 2

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

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 1988 Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox

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1989 Howard Stern's US Open Sores Tennis match

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1989 Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games)

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1990 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 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
  • 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.