1862 Baseballer James Creighton ruptures bladder hitting HR, dies 10/18
1881 British Open Men’s Golf, Prestwick GC: Bob Ferguson retains title with 3 stroke win over Jamie Anderson in shocking weather conditions
1905 Baseball Word Series: NY Giants (NL) beat Philadelphia A’s (AL), 2-0 in Game 5 at the Polo Grounds to win first league sanctioned WS, 4-1; Christy Mathewson’s 3rd straight WS shutout
1906 Baseball World Series: In all-Chicago series, White Sox beat Cubs, 8-3 at South Side Park to win title, 4-2; first AL victory
1908 Upset over seating arrangements at the Baseball World Series, sports reporters form a professional group that will become Baseball Writers Association of America
1908 Baseball World Series: Chicago Cubs beat Detroit Tigers, 2-0 at Bennett Park, Detroit to clinch 4-1 series win; 6,210 fans is smallest crowd in WS history; Cubs retain title
1909 Pirates beat Tigers, 5-4, forces 1st full 7 game world series
1911 Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A’s, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)
1929 Baseball World Series: Philadelphia A’s beat Chicago Cubs, 3-2 at Shibe Park to clinch 4 games to 1 series victory; A’s first title in 16 years
1951 Det Lion Jack Christiansen returns 2 punts for touchdowns vs LA Rams
1953 Charley Dressen resigns rather than take 1 year contract as Dodger mgr
1961 Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes: Jerry Barber captains US to 14½-9½ win
1964 American swimmer Dick Roth sets world record 4:45.4 to beat teammate Roy Saari and win the men’s 400m individual medley gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
1964 Mary Rand of Great Britain leaps a world record 6.76m to win the women’s long jump gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
1964 US 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Steve Clark, Mike Austin, Gary Ilman & Don Schollander swim world record 3:33.2 to beat Germany by 4.0s and win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
1964 American swimmer Cathy Ferguson sets world record 1:07.7 to beat Kiki Caron of France by 0.2s and win the women’s 100m backstroke gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
1964 Little known American distance runner Billy Mills scores major upset by winning the 10,000m at the Tokyo Olympics; beats Mohammed Gammoudi of Tunisia by 0.4s; only American to ever win the event
1968 In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each
1968 Viorica Viscopoleanu of Romania sets world record 6.82m to win the women’s long jump at the Mexico City Olympics; beats Sheila Sherwood of Great Britain by 0.14m
1968 American sprinter Jim Hines runs a world record 9.95s to beat Lennox Miller of Jamaica and Charles Greene of the US, and win the 100m gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
1970 Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92
1972 Oakland catcher Gene Tenace is first to homer in first 2 World Series at-bats as A’s beat Reds, 3-2 in Game 1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati
1976 Chris Chambliss’ 9th inning lead off homer gives NY Yanks pennant #30
1976 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
1979 NHL NY Rangers retire Rod Gilbert’s uniform number 7, the first number to be retired by the team
1981 Yank Graig Nettles is 1st to get 2 hits in same inning of an ALSC game
1982 Islanders assessed 108 penalty minutes, Penguins 125 (233 total)
1982 NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
1984 Baseball World Series: Detroit Tigers beat San Diego Padres, 8-4 at Tiger Stadium to clinch series, 4 games to 1; MVP: Detroit shortstop Alan Trammell
1986 IOC decides to stagger Winter & Summer Olympic schedule
1987 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3
1988 NJ Devils raise their 1st pennant by winning the Patrick Division Playoff Championship
1989 Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consecutive World Series openers
1989 Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards
1992 Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A’s to win their 1st AL pennant
1992 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
1992 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 2
1995 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to sweep in NL playoff (beat Reds)
1995 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 0
1996 Braves blow out St Louis, 14-0 in an NLCS game
1997 MLB National League Championship: Florida Marlins beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
1998 NY Islanders beat Tampa Bay, 7-1, to end 11 game winless streak
1998 Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with 6 bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.
1998 MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
2002 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
2006 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 0
2018 Afghan batsman Hazratullah Zazai becomes only the 6th player in cricket history (3rd in T20) to hit 6-sixes in an over; scores 62 in 17 balls in Kabul Zwanan loss v Balkh Legends in Afghanistan Premier League

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