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 NY Giants set season attendance record at 910,000 (broken in 1920)
1908 Chicago Cubs beat NY Giants 4-2 in a playoff to win NL pennant
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
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
1972 Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions
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
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
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
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 Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to NY Islanders 8-7
1983 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 games to 1
1983 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Chicago White Sox, 3 games to 1
1989 Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series
1989 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
1992 Ottawa Senators 1st NHL game
1994 6th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 30-11 in Chestnut Hill
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
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
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
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

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