1863 Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer, splitting with rugby
1869 1st American steeplechase horserace at Westchester, NY
1887 ”World Championship” Baseball Series, Sportsman’s Park, Detroit Wolverines (NL) beat St Louis Browns (AA), 10 games to 5 in series played in bitterly cold conditions
1911 Baseball World Series: Philadelphia A’s rout NY Giants, 13-2 at Shibe Park to clinch 4-2 series win and retain Championship
1952 Pakistan’s 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India
1960 AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Washington, D.C. for 1961
1968 The Soviet Union wraps up the volleyball double at the Mexico City Olympics; both men’s & women’s teams take gold at the end of their respective round-robin competitions
1968 Japanese gymnasts sweep the medals in the men’s floor exercise competition at the Mexico City Olympics; Sawao Kato wins his 3rd gold of the Games ahead of teammates Akinori Nakayama and Takeshi KatÅ?
1968 Japanese gymnast Akinori Nakayama wins 3 individual gold medals on the one day (horizontal bar, rings & parallel bars) at the Mexico City Olympics; with team victory, 4 gold for the Games
1968 Charlie Hickcox wins his 3rd gold medal of the Mexico City Olympics when he leads the US men’s 4 x 100m medley relay team with teammates Don McKenzie, Doug Russell & Ken Walsh to world record 3:54.9
1968 Striker Antal Dunai scores twice as Hungary outclasses Bulgaria 4-1 to take the men’s football gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
1968 Italian diver Klaus Dibiasi wins first of 3 consecutive men’s 10m platform gold medals when he comfortably beats Ã?lvaro Gaxiola of Mexico at the Mexico City Olympics
1974 Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA’s Cavaliers & MISL’s Crunch
1975 Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
1980 St Louis Cards sack Balt Colt QBs an NFL record tying 12 times
1985 On a poor call in Game 6, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events probably costing St. Louis Cardinals the Baseball World Series; lose 2-1 to KC when leading series, 3-2
1993 NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
1993 NJ Devils lose 2-0 to Montreal, after winning 1st 7 games of 1993
1996 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Woodbine Racetrack; winners: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup
1996 Baseball World Series: New York beats Atlanta Braves, 3-2 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium to win club’s 23rd title; MVP: Bronx Bombers’ reliever John Wetteland
1997 Baseball World Series: Florida beats Cleveland Indians, 3-2 in Game 7 at Pro Player Stadium, Miami for Marlins first-ever title; MVP: Florida pitcher Liván Hernández
2002 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Arlington Park, winners: Volponi, Vindication, Azeri, High Chaparral, Starine, Storm Flag Flying, Domedriver, Orientate
2005 Baseball World Series: Chicago beats Houston, 1-0 in Game 4 at Minute Maid Park to sweep Astros and win White Sox first title in 88 years; MVP: Chicago outfielder Jermaine Dye
2007 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Monmouth Park; Day 1 winners: Maryfield, Nownownow, Corinthian
2018 Longest Baseball World Series game by both innings and time; LA Dodgers beat Boston Red Sox, 3-2 in the 18th inning (7 hours, 20 mins) in Game 3 at Dodger Stadium with Max Muncy walk-off homer

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