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Events in Sport for Thursday 30th October 2014

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1871 - Phila Athletics beat Chicago for 1st Natl Association baseball pennant
1919 - Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball
1922 - Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 & is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)
1945 - Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals
1954 - 1st use of 24-sec shot clock in pro basketball (Rochester vs Boston)
1956 - Dodgers sell Ebbets Field to a real estate group. They agree to stay until 1959, with an option to stay until 1961
1965 - Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Las Cruces Golf Open
1966 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open
1967 - Arthur Allyn says White Sox will play 9 games in Milwaukee in 1968
1967 - Ferdinand Bracke bicycles world record time (48,093 km)
1974 - California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)
1974 - Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire ('The Rumble in the Jungle')
1975 - John Bucyk, Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals
1988 - Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
1988 - NY Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time
1991 - Mark Sauer becomes CEO of Pittsburgh Pirates
1993 - Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0
1994 - US wins Nichirei LPGA Golf International

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