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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 10/14

1906 – The White Sox beat the Cubs 8-3 to win an all Chicago World Series. It is also the first time an American League team won a World Series title.

1908 – The Cubs win the World Series with a 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. Only 6,210 fans were in attendance – the smallest crowed in World Series history.

1945 – The Chicago Cardinals snap the longest losing streak in NFL history, beating the Bears 16-7. The Cardinals had dropped 29 straight prior to the victory.

1968 – The Montreal Expos and San Diego Padres each select 30 players in an MLB expansion draft.

1973 – Willie Mays picks up his final career hit.

1979 – Wayne Gretzky scores his first career goal as the Edmonton Oilers tie the Vancouver Canucks 4-4. He would go on to score 894 career goals, 93 more than anyone else in NHL history.

1985 – The New York Jets retires Joe Namath’s #12.

2003 – In the eighth inning of Game #6 of the NLCS, Florida’s Luis Castillo hits a foul ball to left field, which is deflected away from Cubs outfielder Moises Alou by fans in the stands. Instead of recording the second out, the Marlins would go on to score eight runs in the inning.

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