1905 First league sanctioned Baseball World Series begins; New York Giants (NL) beat Philadelphia A’s (AL), 3-0 in Game 1 at Columbia Park
1910 Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting average with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown’s 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won
1919 Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds beat Chicago White Sox, 10-5 at Comiskey Park for a 5-3 series victory; due to ‘Black Sox Scandal’ last WS to take place without a Commissioner of Baseball in place
1928 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat St. Louis Cardinals, 7-3 at Sportsman’s Park to become first to sweep consecutive World Series; Babe Ruth hits smashes 3 HRs for Yanks
1934 Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals rout Detroit Tigers, 11-0 at Navin Field to clinch 4 games to 3 series victory and 3rd championship
1938 Cleveland Rams and Chicago Bears play one of only 4 penalty free games in NFL history; Rams win 14-7 at Cleveland Stadium
1944 Baseball World Series: in the only all-St Louis WS, the Cardinals beat the Browns, 3-1 at Sportsman’s Park for 4 games to 2 series victory
1949 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 10-6 at Ebbets Field for 4 games to 1 series victory; starts Yankees record run of 5 straight titles
1950 Baseball World Series: New York Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2 at Yankee Stadium to sweep series, 4-0 for 13th WS title in team history; MVP: NY 2B Jerry Coleman
1951 5th NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto: 1st Team ties 2nd Team, 2-2; first year format – 1st v 2nd All-Star Teams, with additional players
1951 Gil McDougald’s World Series grand slam helps Yanks beat Giants 13-1
1956 10th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: All-Stars tie Montreal Canadiens, 1-1
1958 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Braves, 6-2 at County Stadium to clinch 4 games to 3 series triumph; MVP: Yankees pitcher Bob Turley
1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
1974 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1
1974 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
1976 Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on cricket debut New Zealand v Pakistan Javed 1st wkt
1976 Test Cricket debut of Javed Miandad (Pakistan), scores 163 on 1st day
1976 Yanks 1st AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1
1977 Yanks rally for 3 in 9th & beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31
1977 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
1981 United States Auto Club appeals panel restores disputed Indianapolis 500 victory to disqualified first-across-the-line Bobby Unser
1983 NFL Buffalo Bill QB Joe Ferguson passes for 419 yards with 5 TDs, winning 38-35, in overtime, over Dolphins, in Miami
1988 Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
1988 9th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 25-12
1988 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
1989 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
1989 First NFL game coached by an African American (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
1989 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1
1991 San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
1997 North Carolina’s record winning college basketball coach Dean Smith retires
1997 NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties

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