This Day in Sports History: 10/10

  • 1865 – The billiard ball was patented by John Wesley Hyatt

  • 1892 – The entire Hong Kong national cricket team is killed in a shipwreck off the coast of Taiwan

  • 1916 – Dodgers owner Charles Ebbets is the first owner to raise ticket prices for a World Series game. Grandstand seats were raised from $3 to $5

  • 1920 – The Cardinals, then in Chicago, play in their first NFL game

  • 1920 – Indians second baseman Bill Wambsganss records the first, and to date only, unassisted triple play in World Series history

  • 1945 – The Tigers defeat the Cubs in Game #7 to win the World Series

  • 1951 – The Yankees defeat the Giants in Game #6 to win the World Series in Joe Dimaggio’s final game

  • 1961 – An expansion draft is held to fill out the rosters for both the Mets & Astros

  • 1973 – Andrean shuts out Gary Emerson 24-0 – the Niners gave up the fewest points in the Northwestern Conference that season (highlights below)

  • 1976 – Dimitrion Yordanidis, a 98 year old Greek man, is the oldest person to complete a marathon, finishing in 7 hours and 33 minutes

  • 1977 – Joe Namath plays in his final career game

  • 1979 – Mark Messier makes his NHL debut with the Edmonton Oilers

  • 1980 – Kevin McHale makes his NBA debut with the Boston Celtics

  • 1987 – Tom McLean finishes rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, setting a record time at 54 days and 18 hours

  • 1994 – The New York Giants retire Lawrence Taylor’s jersey (#56)

  • 2011 – Nelson Cruz of the Rangers his the first walk-off grand slam in post-season history, helping Texas defeat Detroit 7-3

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