120 years ago
The Boston Beaneaters beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 in Philadelphia for their 17th consecutive win, clinching the National League pennant.
100 years ago
Rube Marquard pitched a shutout as the New York Giants blanked the Chicago Cubs 5-0 to clinch the National League pennant.
90 years ago
Parkdale Canoe Club (1-0) 33 @ Ottawa St. Brigid's (0-1) 7
Calgary (0-1) 2 @ Edmonton (1-0) 72
Curly Dorman, Vic Yancy, and Jimmy Enright each scored 3 touchdowns and the Eskimos scored a total of 13 (at 5 points each) as they routed the Tigers at Diamond Park.
The New York Yankees swept a doubleheader from the Philadelphia Athletics 5-3 and 7-6 in 11 innings to clinch their first American League pennant. Carl Mays was the winning pitcher as the Yankees clinched the pennant with their win in the first game. Leading 6-0 in the second game, Babe Ruth was brought in to pitch for the Yankees. The Athletics quickly scored 6 runs to tie the game, but Mr. Ruth held them scoreless the rest of the way. He also set a major league record with his 167th run batted in of the season.
80 years ago
Philadelphia Athletics 6 @ St. Louis Cardinals 2 (Philadelphia led best-of-seven series 1-0)
Lefty Grove gave up 2 runs in the 1st inning and 12 hits during the game, but the Athletics came back with 4 runs in the 3rd and 2 in the 7th at Sportsman's Park. Pepper Martin had 3 hits for the Cardinals. Paul Derringer was the losing pitcher.
75 years ago
On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Louis Hector and Harry West, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Case of the Sealed Room
This was the first episode of the season.
In Burgos, Spain, Francisco Franco was publicly proclaimed as Generalissimo of the national army and Jete del Estado (head of state).
The second game of the World Series between the New York Yankees and New York Giants at the Polo Grounds was rained out. The Giants were leading the series 1-0.
70 years ago
Brooklyn Dodgers 2 @ New York Yankees 3 (New York led best-of-seven series 1-0)
Joe Gordon drove in 2 runs with a home run and a single as Red Ruffing won the pitching duel over Curt Davis at Yankee Stadium.
60 years ago
On television today
The first game of the best-of-three playoff for the National League pennant between the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn was the first game to be televised live from coast-to-coast in the United States.
Saskatchewan (6-4) 22 @ Calgary (2-8) 12
Winnipeg (5-5) 15 @ Edmonton (7-3) 8
Bobby Thomson and Monte Irvin hit home runs off losing pitcher Ralph Branca as the New York Giants beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 3-1 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn in the first game of a best-of-three playoff to determine the National League champion. Jim Hearn was the winning pitcher.
50 years ago
Canada's first private television network, CTV, began broadcasting on nine stations across the country. In Edmonton, CFRN (channel 3), which had previously carried Canadian Broadcasting Corporation programming, became a CTV affiliate; on the same day, CBXT (channel 5) began broadcasting as a CBC affiliate and Edmonton's second television station.
Roger Maris hit his 61st home run of the season, a major league record, as the New York Yankees edged the Boston Red Sox 1-0 before 23,154 fans at Yankee Stadium. The home run was hit off losing pitcher Tracy Stallard. The win was the 109th of the season for the Yankees--one short of their total in 1927--and the homer was their 240th, a major league record.
40 years ago
Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida.
Juergen Blin (27-9-6) scored a 2-round technical knockout over George "Scrap Iron" Johnson (18-21-4) in a heavyweight bout in Hamburg.
30 years ago
Edmonton's top 10 (CFRN)
1 More to Love (LP track)--Jim Photoglo
2 Sausalito Summernight--Diesel
3 Who's Crying Now--Journey
4 Arthur's Theme--Christopher Cross
5 I Could Never Miss You (More than I Do)--Lulu
6 We're in this Love Together--Al Jarreau
7 Private Eyes--Daryl Hall and John Oates
8 Jumpin' Jive--Joe Jackson
9 For Your Eyes Only--Sheena Easton
10 Endless Love--Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
Nielsen Bottom 10, October 16th-22nd, 1972 - A look at the 10 lowest-rated programs on TV during the week of October 16th-22nd, 1972. *NBC White Paper* was at the bottom of the ratings chart. Continu...
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