Sporting Events on this Day in History

Events in Sport for Thursday 2nd October 2014

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1906 - Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for Heavyweight boxing title
1907 - Phillies Eddie Grant goes 7 for 7 in a doubleheader vs Giants
1909 - 1st rugby match (Twickenham)
1913 - Phillies beat NY Giants 2 games out of 3 in a tripleheader
1921 - NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR
1932 - NY Yankees sweep Chicago Cubs in 29th World Series
1932 - Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play 1st NFL game, lose 14-0
1936 - NY Yankees score World Series record 18 runs, beating Giants 18-4
1936 - Tony Lazzeri becomes 1st Yank to hit a World Series grand slam
1947 - Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer
1949 - Yanks & Red Sox, tied for 1st place, play final game of season. Yanks win 5-3 & clinch pennant #16
1950 - Red Sox Dom DiMaggio leads AL with only 15 stolen bases
1950 - Bob Shaw of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions
1951 - Dodgers beat Giants 10-0, in 2nd game of play-offs
1953 - Dodger Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankees in World Series
1954 - 8th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Detroit 2-2 at Detroit
1954 - NY Giants sweep Cleve Indians, in 51st World Series
1955 - 9th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 3-1 at Detroit
1957 - NY Yankees appear in their 25th World Series
MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi BerraMLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra 1960 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament
1963 - Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 Yankees
1964 - Phillies tie major league record with season's 3rd triple play (Reds)
1965 - Dodgers beat Braves to clinch NL pennant
1965 - Phillies' Chris Short strikes-out 18 NY Mets
1966 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1966 - LA Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd LA pennant in 4 years
1967 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational
1968 - Bob Gibson sets a World Series record of 17 strikeouts
1970 - Billy Martin named manager of Det Tigers
1972 - Mont Expos Bill Stoneman 2nd no-hitter beats NY Mets, 7-0
1974 - Hank Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat
1977 - Vivian Brownlee wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1977 - Dusty Baker 30th HR joins teammates Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), & Ron Cey (30) in make Dodgers 1st team to boast 4 30-HR hitters
1978 - Yanks win 3rd straight AL East beating Red Sox 5-4 in a playoff game. Guidry wins #25 aided by Dent's homer & Pinella's fielding
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 1980 - Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for Heavyweight boxing title
1980 - Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 - Art Monk begins NFL streak of 136 plus consecutive game receptions
1983 - Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
1984 - In 1st LCS game played with replacement umps, Cubs cbeat Padres 13-0
1986 - NY Met Dwight Gooden is 1st to strike out 200 or more in 1st 3 seasons
1988 - 24th Olympic games close at Seoul, Korea
1988 - Gelindo Bordin wins 21st Olympics marathon (2:10:32)
1988 - Minnesota Twins are 1st AL club ever to break 3 million season attendance
1988 - Police breakup domestic disturbance between Mike Tyson & Robin Givens
1988 - Mike Tyson wrecks furniture in his Bernardsville NJ Mansion
1991 - Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques
1991 - Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches
1991 - Toronto Blue Jays clinches AL East title & becomes 1st team to draw 4 million fans
1995 - Seattle Mariners beat Cal Angels, 9-1 in a playoff game to win AL West
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf 2005 - NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico
2009 - Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

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