Events in Sport on October 8

  • 1818 Jack Broughton designed padded gloves first used in a competitive boxing match between 2 unnamed English boxers at Aix-la-Chapelle in France
  • 1887 Phillies set club record 16th straight victory
  • 1888 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Scotsman Jack Burns wins his lone Open title by 1 stroke from Ben Sayers and David Anderson Jr
  • 1904 Vanderbilt Cup, first major trophy in American auto racing is conducted on public roads in Nassau County area of Long Island, NY; inaugural winner, American driver George Heath in a Panhard
  • 1908 Chicago Cubs beat NY Giants 4-2 in a playoff to win NL pennant
  • 1908 NY Giants set season attendance record at 910,000 (broken in 1920)
  • 1915 Phillies win their 1st & only World Series game before 1980, beating Red Sox, 3-1, with an 8th inning 2 run rally
  • 1922 Baseball World Series: NY Giants beat NY Yankees, 5-3 at the Polo Grounds in Game 5 for a 4-0-1 series win; Game 2 tied
  • 1927 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 at Yankee Stadium for a 4-0 series sweep
  • 1929 A's Howard Ehmke (7-2) sets World Series record striking out 13 Cubs
  • 1930 Baseball World Series: Philadelphia A's beat St Louis Cards, 7-1 at Shibe Park for a 4 games to 2 series victory to retain title
  • 1939 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Cincinnati Reds, 7-3 at Crosley Field for 4-0 sweep; Yankees 4th straight WS title
  • 1940 Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds beat Detroit Tigers, 2-1 at Crosley Field for 4 games to 3 series win; Reds second championship
  • 1950 4th NHL All-Star Game, Detroit Olympia, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings beat All-Stars, 7-1
  • 1950 Cleveland Browns play Pittsburgh for 1st time, beat Steelers 30-17

Sports History

1953 Birmingham, Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group

  • 1956 Yankees pitcher Don Larsen throws a perfect game as New York beats Brooklyn Dodgers, 2-0 in Game 5 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium
  • 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles
  • 1958 Braves Eddie Mathews strikes out for World Series record 11th time
  • 1959 Baseball World Series: LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox, 9-3 at Comiskey Park to claim championship, 4 games to 2; MVP: Dodgers pitcher Larry Sherry
  • 1960 3rd Rugby League World Cup: Great Britain beats Australia 10-3
  • 1961 American Phil Hill's Ferrari team does not participate in season ending US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen having already clinched World Drivers Championship; English driver Innes Ireland wins Lotus' first ever Grand Prix

Sports History

1961 NY Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford breaks Babe Ruth's record of 29-2/3 consecutive scoreless innings in the World Series; he goes on to extend the streak to 33-2/3, which stands until 2000

Sports History

1972 Despite retiring with suspension trouble at the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, Emerson Fittipaldi becomes first Brazilian to win the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 16 points from Jackie Stewart

  • 1972 Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions

Sports History

1972 In Game 2 of ALCS, Oakland A's Bert Campaneris fires his bat at Det pitcher

  • 1972 MLB Detroit Tiger pitcher Lerrin LaGrow and Oakland A's shortstop Bert Campaneris, each fined and suspended when Campaneris flung his bat at the mound after getting hit by a pitch

Sports History

1973 NLCS game 3 brawl between Cins' Pete Rose & NY Met Bud Harrelson

  • 1975 San Antonio Spurs, then members of the ABA, defeat the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, 109-107 in the first basketball game ever played in the Louisiana Superdome
  • 1977 Largest baseball crowd in Penns, 64,924 see Dodgers beat Phillies 4-1 in 4th NL championship game (Dodgers win pennant)
  • 1977 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1

Sports History

1978 American Mario Andretti in a Lotus finishes 10th in the season ending Canadian Grand Prix at Île Notre-Dame Circuit, but wins his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 13 points from Ronnie Peterson

  • 1978 Yanks win 3rd straight AL Championship, all against Kansas City
  • 1982 New Jersey Devils 1st NHL victory; beat New York Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands
  • 1983 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Chicago White Sox, 3 games to 1
  • 1983 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 games to 1
  • 1983 Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to NY Islanders 8-7
  • 1989 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
  • 1989 Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series
  • 1992 Ottawa Senators 1st NHL game
  • 1994 6th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 30-11 in Chestnut Hill

NFL Record

1995 Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record

  • 1995 Edgar Martinez drives home tying & winning runs to rally Mariners to 6-5 win in bottom of 11th to beat Yankees & win AL Division Series

Sports History

2000 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka to clinch his 3rd, and 1st of 5 straight F1 World Drivers Championships

  • 2000 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Loch Lomond GC: Europe regains Cup 14½-11½; Carin Koch holes winning putt, coming back from 3 down to beat Michele Redman

Sports History

2005 NHL great Wayne Gretzky gets his first win as a coach as the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 at Jobing.com Arena, Phoenix

  • 2011 Irish professional darts player Brendan Dolan plays 1st perfect 9 dart game on TV in semi-final against James Wade at PDC World Darts Championship in Dublin
  • 2016 New Zealand routs South Africa, 57-14 in Durban to win their 4th Rugby Championship; undefeated All Blacks score 9 tries to 1, 2 each to Israel Dagg, TJ Perenara and Beauden Barrett

Sports History

2018 New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees becomes NFL's all-time leader in passing yards; needs 201 yards to pass Peyton Manning's record; gets 363 & 3 TD's in Saints 43-19 win v Washington Redskins at the SuperDome

  • 2018 Red Sox utility Brock Holt becomes first MLB player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game during Boston's 16-1 Game 3 rout of the NY Yankees in the AL Division Series at Yankee Stadium