1853 John Morrissey wins boxing title, when Yankee Sullivan leaves ring after 36th round to slug Morrissey’s fans
1907 Baseball World Series: Chicago Cubs beat Detroit Tigers, 2-0 at Bennett Park for 4-0-1 series victory; Cubs’ first Championship
1916 Baseball World Series: Boston Red Sox beat Brooklyn Robins, 4-1 at Braves Field to clinch series, 4-1 and retain title
1920 Baseball World Series: Cleveland Indians beat Brooklyn Robins, 8-1 at League Park for a 5 games to 2 series victory; Indians first Championship
1925 Albert Michelsen runs world record marathon (2:19:01.8)
1929 Chicago Cubs blow 8-0 Game 4s lead; Philadelphia A’s score World Series record 10 runs in 1 inning in 10-8 win
1952 Hanif Mohammad completes twin cricket centuries for Pakistan v North Zone (India) in Amritsar; 121 & 109 no
1963 Final event at Polo Grounds, New York City; 14,235 attend 1st (and only) ”Latino All-Star Game” – National League wins 5-2 over American League; festivities include a concert by Tito Puente [1]
1964 American Don Schollander swims an Olympic record 53.4s to beat Briton Robert McGregor by 0.1s and win the 100m freestyle gold medal in Tokyo; first of Schollander’s 4 gold medals at the Games
1967 Baseball World Series: Lou Brock steals WS record 7 bases as St Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 7-2 at Fenway Park for a 4-3 series win; MVP: Cards pitcher Bob Gibson
1968 IXX Summer Olympic Games open at Mexico City, Mexico; first Olympics in Latin America
1968 Enriqueta Basilio, Mexican track and field athlete becomes 1st woman to light Olympic flame at 19th Summer Olympics, in Mexico City, Mexico
1972 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Detroit Tigers, 3 games to 2
1975 American Jacqueline Hansen runs women’s world record marathon 2:38:19 in the Nike OTC Marathon, Eugene, Oregon
1976 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 0
1977 ”Throwaway Game” Catfish Hunter loses WS 6-1 resting Yank pitchers
1980 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Houston Astros, 3 games to 2
1982 Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor gets World series record 5 hits
1986 California Angels within 1 pitch of pennant victory lose to Red Sox
1987 Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers, 9-5 in ALCS Game 5 at Tiger Stadium for 4-1 series win; go on to win club’s first Baseball World Series
1988 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3
1990 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 2
1991 Boxer Hector Comacho arrested for driving while getting oral sex
1991 Mike Lerch of Princeton ties NCAA record with 370 receiving yards
1991 Doug Flutie of BC Lions sets CFL passing record of 582 yards despite losing to Edmonton Eskimos, 45-38 in overtime
1992 Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception
1993 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2
2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final, Home Depot Center, Carson, CA: Nia Künzer scores winner in sudden death extra time as Germany beats Sweden, 2-1
2008 Senior Players Championship Men’s Golf, Baltimore CC: D. A. Weibring wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Fred Funk
2013 Timothy Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Márquez to win the WBA Welterweight boxing title
2016 Auston Matthews becomes 1st player to score 4 goals in his NHL debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa
2019 Centre-back Sergio Ramos becomes Europe’s most capped male outfield soccer player (168 caps) as Spain draws 1-1 with Norway in Euro 2020 qualification in Oslo

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