Wednesday, 21 October 2020

October 21, 2020

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Donna Morrow!

675 years ago

English forces commanded by Henry, Earl of Lancaster, greatly outnumbered by French forces commanded by Louis of Poitiers, won an overwhelming victory in the Battle of Auberoche. It marked a change in the military balance of power in Aquitaine, with the subsequent collapse of the French position.

520 years ago

Died on this date
Go-Tsuchimikado, 58
. Emperor of Japan, 1464-1500. Go-Tsuchimikado, born Fusahito-shinnō, was the eldest son of Emperor Go-Hanazono, who abdicated in favour of Go-Tsuchimikado. Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado was succeeded by his son Go-Kashiwabara.

500 years ago

João Álvares Fagundes discovered the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, bestowing on them their original name of "Islands of the 11,000 Virgins."

330 years ago

William Phips ordered a retreat of his English forces from Quebec after being turned back in a skirmish on the Beauport Flats. He had attacked Quebec with 37 ships and 2,200 men, but Count Frontenac refused to surrender, and shelling of the town had had little effect.

230 years ago

Born on this date
Alphonse de Lamartine
. French poet and politician. Mr. Lamartine was one of the founders of the Second Republic, and declared the continuation of the tricolour as the flag of France. He died on February 28, 1869 at the age of 78.

140 years ago

Canadian Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald signed the final Canadian Pacific Railway contract with the syndicate of George Stephen, J.J. Hill, J.S. Kennedy, R.B. Angus, and Donald A. Smith, providing a subsidy of $25 million dollars in cash and 25 million acres of land in return for completion of the line within 10 years and a guarantee that the Company would operate the railway "efficiently" forever.

130 years ago


World Series
Louisville Colonels 5 @ Brooklyn Bridegrooms 4 (Brooklyn led best-six-of-ten series 2-1-1)

The Colonels scored a run in the bottom of the 7th inning to break a 4-4 tie and defeat the Bridegrooms before only 1,050 fans at Eclipse Park. Louisville scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st, but Brooklyn struck back with 3 in the top of the 2nd. Each team scored a run in the 3rd. Red Ehret was the winning pitcher in his first game of the Series, while game 2 winner Tom Lovett took the loss.

125 years ago

The five-month-old Republic of Formosa collapsed as Japanese forces invaded and occupied the capital city of Tainan.

110 years ago

The Royal Canadian Navy became a reality when HMCS Niobe, bought from the British Admiralty for £215,000, docked at Halifax at 12:45 P.M. Niobe was a Diadem class cruiser, launched in 1897 at a cost of £600,000, well-armed and about 65% as large as the famous HMS Dreadnought.

80 years ago

On the radio

Died on this date
William G. Conley, 74
. U.S. politician. Mr. Conley, a Republican, was Governor of West Virginia from 1929-1933.

The novel For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway was published by Charles Scribner's Sons.

75 years ago

Died on this date
Lionel Martin, 67
. U.K. automobile executive. Mr. Martin and Robert Bamford founded Aston Martin in 1913.

Chilean President Juan Antonio Rios dedicated Avenue of the Americas, formerly Sixth Avenue, in New York City.

Politics and government
The three-party alliance of the French Communist Party (PCF), the French Section of the Workers' International (socialists, SFIO) and the Christian democratic Popular Republican Movement (MRP) won a large majority in the National Assembly in the French legislative election. The Communists, led by Maurice Thorez, led with 148 seats; the MRP, led by Maurice Schumann, was next with 141, while the SFIO, led by Guy Mollet, was third with 134, for a total of 423 of 522 seats. A referendum that was part of the election resulted in 96% of voters authorizing the elected National Assembly to prepare a new constitutional text. This was the first French election in which women were allowed to vote.

Romulo Betancourt was named provisional President of Venezuela, two days after an army coup had ousted President Isaias Media Angarita.

Pittsburgh (1-3) 21 @ New York (1-1-1) 7
Philadelphia (1-2) 14 @ Washington (2-1) 24
Chicago Cardinals (1-4) 0 @ Detroit (3-1) 26
Cleveland (4-0) 41 @ Chicago Bears (0-4) 21
Boston (2-1-1) 14 Green Bay (3-1) 38 @ Milwaukee

70 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Quicksilver--Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters (7th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (Best Seller--10th week at #1; Disc Jockey--8th week at #1; Jukebox--9th week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Goodnight Irene--Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers (8th week at #1)
--Frank Sinatra
2 Mona Lisa--Nat "King" Cole
--Victor Young and his Orchestra (Don Cherry, vocal)
--Art Lund
3 Sam’s Song--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Joe "Fingers" Carr and the Carr-Hops
4 All My Love (Bolero)--Patti Page
--Percy Faith and his Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Bing Crosby
5 Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)--The Ames Brothers
6 Play a Simple Melody--Gary Crosby and Friend
--Jo Stafford
7 La Vie en Rose--Tony Martin
--Bing Crosby
--Edith Piaf
8 Bonaparte’s Retreat--Kay Starr
--Gene Krupa and Chicago Jazz
9 Harbor Lights--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra with Tony Alamo and the Kaydets
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Ray Anthony and his Orchestra
10 Our Lady of Fatima--Richard Hayes and Kitty Kallen
--Red Foley

Singles entering the chart were Nevertheless (I’m In Love with You), with versions by Paul Weston and his Orchestra; Ralph Flanagan and his Orchestra; and Ray Anthony and his Orchestra (#32); Molasses, Molasses (It’s Icky Sticky Goo), with versions by Lenny Carson and the Whiz Kids; and Roberta Quinlan with the Jan August Orchestra (#34); Goofus by Les Paul (#36); and I'm Moving On, with versions by Hank Snow and the Rainbow Ranch Boys; and Hoagy Carmichael and Dolores Gray (#38).

Heavy fighting began between British and Australian forces against North Koreans during the Battle of Yongju.

Toronto (5-4-1) 21 @ Ottawa (4-5-1) 21

Saskatchewan (7-7) 36 @ Winnipeg (10-4) 1
Edmonton (7-7) 7 @ Calgary (4-10) 13

7,200 fans at Osborne Stadium saw the Roughriders whip the Blue Bombers; Saskatchewan’s win, combined with Edmonton’s loss, enabled the Roughriders to finish in second place.

Only 2,000 fans showed up at Mewata Stadium to see the Stampeders win their second straight game to finish the season. It was the fourth straight loss for the Eskimos, dropping them to third place and forcing them to play the WIFU semi-final in Regina. Rollin Prather scored the Eskimos’ touchdown on a pass from Lindy Berry. Annis Stukus converted, and Ken Sluman scored the other Edmonton point with a punt single. Among the players making their final appearance in a Calgary uniform were Normie Kwong, who was traded to the Eskimos after the season, and Woody Strode, who returned to Los Angeles and continued a successful career as a movie actor.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)--Roy Orbison (2nd week at #1)

Politics and government
At the ABC studio in New York City, U.S. presidential candidates Senator John F. Kennedy (Democrat) and Vice President Richard Nixon (Republican) engaged in their fourth and last debate prior to the November 8 election.

50 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in the U.K. (New Musical Express): Band of Gold--Freda Payne (5th week at #1)

Died on this date
Li Linsi, 74
. Chinese diplomat. Li Linsi, born Li Jiaxiang, was an advisor to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek in the 1930s, and was the leader of Chinese non-violent resistance against Japan during World War II, aiding Jewish refugees in Shanghai, while conducting research on Japanese and German military works. After the Communists took power in China in 1949, Li Linsi was a professor at Shanghai International Studies University until his death.

John T. Scopes, 70. U.S. teacher. Mr. Scopes was a high school football coach and substitute teacher in Dayton, Tennessee who was recruited by local businessmen and the American Civil Liberties Union to challenge a state law prohibiting the teaching of evolution in public schools. In the celebrated "Scopes monkey trial," Mr. Scopes was convicted of violating the law, and was fined $100. The conviction overturned on appeal in 1927 on a technicality, and Mr. Scopes admitted to a reporter that he hadn't actually broken the law and that his lawyers had coached his students in their testimony. Mr. Scopes completed graduate studies in geology at the University of Chicago, and worked for United Production Corporation--later known as United Gas Corporation--in Houston until 1940 and then in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he died of cancer.

A Canadian federal government official revealed that Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau had invoked the War Measures Act on October 16 to head off a threat of insurrection, since the Front de Liberation du Quebec (FLQ) had "infiltrated our important institutions," and was plotting to throw the civic elections in Montreal, scheduled for October 25, into turmoil with bombing, gunplay, and more kidnappings, and to spread anarchy throughout Canada. The government of Quebec announced that some of the 369 people arrested so far would be detained without arraignment for the maximum 21 days allowed under the War Measures Act.

A University of Texas biochemist and nutrition expert told the U.S. National Academy of Sciences that much ordinary "enriched" white bread sold in American stores had almost no nutritional value. He stated that laboratory rats given it as their complete diet had died of malnutrition.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that the Consumer Price Index had risen 0.5% in September--the sharpest climb since May--and that the real purchasing power of American workers had dropped more than 83 cents per week, the biggest decline in 21 months.

Winnipeg (2-12) 1 @ British Columbia (6-8) 7

Jim Evenson rushed 19 times for 83 yards and scored the game’s only touchdown on a 1-yard run midway through the 3rd quarter as the Lions ended a 5-game losing streak before 22,510 fans, many of them celebrating Manitoba Day at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. The score was 0-0 at halftime, although the Blue Bombers came close to scoring in the 2nd quarter. The stopped the Lions on a third-down gamble at the B.C. 29-yard line and drove to the 1, but a pass by Winnipeg quarterback Ron Johnson to tight end Lou Andrus in the end zone was tipped away by B.C. defensive back Jerry Bradley. Dave Easley intercepted to kill another Winnipeg drive. The Blue Bombers’ only point came on a 46-yard punt single at 2:43 of the 4th quarter. Mr. Johnson directed a late drive, which ended at the B.C. 38-yard line when Barrie Hansen intercepted a pass intended for Rick Shaw. The Blue Bombers, led by fullback Bob Houmard, outrushed the Lions 205 yards to 103. Mr. Johnson, however, completed just 4 of 13 passes for 19 yards. B.C. quarterback Paul Brothers completed 8 of 17 passes for 80 yards.

Calgary (3-3) 13 @ Saskatchewan (1-4) 7

Joe Petrone scored a touchdown, convert, and 2 field goals to lead the Dinosaurs over the Huskies before 1,800 fans on a Wednesday afternoon at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon. Archie Thomson scored the Saskatchewan TD with 2 minutes remaining in the game.

40 years ago

Died on this date
Hans Asperger, 74
. Austrian physician and psychologist. Dr. Asperger was a pediatrician who was best known for his studies on mental disorders in children; he wrote extensively about a condition that he called autistic psychopathy (AP). After his death, the condition became known as Asperger's syndrome, part of the autistic spectrum. Dr. Asperger joined the Austrofascist Fatherland Front in 1934, and has been accused of sending children to the Am Spiegelgrund clinic in Vienna during World War II, where they were subjected to cruel experiments and often murdered. The accusations against Dr. Asperger have been disputed.

Politics and government
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau won the support of the New Democratic Party for his constitutional proposals by agreeing to give provinces more control over natural resources.

World Series
Kansas City Royals 1 @ Philadelphia Phillies 4 (Philadelphia won best-of-seven series 4-2)

Mike Schmidt drove in 2 runs and Tug McGraw twice kept runs from scoring when the bases were loaded as the Phillies beat the Royals before 65,838 fans at Veterans Stadium to win the first World Series championship in their 98-year history. Steve Carlton pitched 7 innings to get his second win of the series, and Mr. McGraw pitched the final 2 innings to earn his second save of the Series. Losing pitcher Rich Gale was relieved by Renie Martin with nobody out in the 3rd inning and runners on base. Kansas City center fielder Willie Wilson struck out a record 12 times in the Series; his 12th strikeout came with the bases loaded in the 9th inning and was the final out.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Suicide Blonde--INXS (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega

Austria's Top 10 (Ö3)
1 Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega (3rd week at #1)
2 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
3 Ich hab' geträumt von dir--Matthias Reim
4 Naked in the Rain--Black Pearl
5 La luna lila (Purple Moon)--Luisa Fernandez & Peter Kent
6 I am from Austria--Rainhard Fendrich
7 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini--Bombalurina
8 Verdammt - ich lieb' dich--Matthias Reim
9 It Must Have Been Love--Roxette
10 Close to You--Maxi Priest

Singles entering the chart were I've Been Thinking About You by Londonbeat (#19); The Joker by the Steve Miller Band (#22); Crying in the Rain by A-ha (#27); and I'm Free by the Soup Dragons (#30).

Calgary (9-6-1) 48 @ Hamilton (6-10) 42
Ottawa (6-10) 27 @ Winnipeg (11-5) 20
British Columbia (5-10-1) 30 @ Edmonton (9-7) 8

Tony Cherry rushed 16 times for 107 yards and 3 touchdowns to help the Stampeders outlast the Tiger-Cats before 20,076 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Calgary quarterback Danny Barrett completed 14 of 29 passes for 200 yards and a 3-yard touchdown to Andy McVey. Mr. Barrett also rushed 6 times for 27 yards and touchdowns of 1 and 13 yards. Mark McLoughlin was successful on 5 of 6 convert attempts and added 2 field goals and a single. Hamilton quarterback Mike Kerrigan completed 25 of 47 passes for 407 yards and 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Tony Champion caught 2 of Mr. Kerrigan’s touchdown strikes, covering 13 and 75 yards. Mr. Kerrigan’s other touchdown passes covered 23 yards to Earl Winfield and 6 yards to Derrick McAdoo. Mr. Kerrigan also completed a 2-point convert pass to Richard Estell. Paul Osbaldiston added 3 converts, 4 field goals, and a single. Mr. Champion led all receivers with 115 yards on 5 receptions; Allen Pitts led the Stampeders with 5 receptions for 93 yards.

Former Blue Bomber safety Scott Flagel intercepted a Tom Burgess pass and returned it 48 yards for a touchdown with 33 seconds remaining in regulation time to break a 20-20 tie and win the game for the Rough Riders before a Winnipeg Stadium crowd of 27,323. Ottawa quarterback Damon Allen completed just 12 of 28 passes for 130 yards and 2 interceptions, but scored 2 touchdowns on 1-yard rushes. Dean Dorsey added 3 converts and 2 field goals. Mr. Burgess completed 22 of 41 passes for 232 yards and a 19-yard touchdown to Perry Tuttle, but threw 3 interceptions, including the one by Mr. Flagel. CFL rushing leader Robert Mimbs carried 10 times for 75 yards; Ottawa rookie star Reggie Barnes led the game with 92 yards on 16 carries. Rick House of Winnipeg led all receivers with 69 yards on 3 receptions. James Murphy of the Blue Bombers caught just 2 passes for 19 yards and suffered a knee injury that ended his 9-year Hall of Fame career.

Doug Flutie threw 3 touchdown passes in the last 7½ minutes of the 2nd quarter as the Lions rolled up a 27-1 halftime lead, prompting many (including this blogger) of the 31,176 in attendance at Commonwealth Stadium to boo the Eskimos as they left the field. Mr. Flutie’s touchdown throws covered 48 yards to Jay Christensen; 6 yards to offensive lineman Ken Whitney; and 55 yards to Tony Dennis with 9 seconds remaining until halftime. Tony Martino added 3 converts and 3 field goals. Mr. Flutie completed 21 of 38 passes for 384 yards and rushed 7 times for 29 yards. Tracy Ham started at quarterback for the Eskimos but was lifted at halftime after completing just 4 of 14 passes for 48 yards and an interception. Steve Taylor replaced him in the second half and completed 13 of 22 passes for 172 yards and rushed 4 times for 30. Mr. Taylor finally produced a touchdown on a 2-yard rush by Blake Marshall with 1:05 remaining in the 3rd quarter, converted by Ray Macoritti. Mr. Macoritti had scored the other Edmonton point on a 46-yard punt single in the 1st quarter. Mr. Christensen led all receivers with 166 yards on 9 receptions; Craig Ellis led the Eskimos with 5 catches for 82 yards. Larry Willis, who had recently been acquired from the Lions in a trade for Darrell Colbert, caught 5 passes for 48 yards, but lost his third fumble in 2 games. Mr. Colbert caught 2 for 49 yards for the Lions. The loss was the fourth straight for the Eskimos--their longest losing streak in 19 years.

Nippon Series
Seibu Lions 9 @ Yomiuri Giants 5 (Seibu led best-of-seven series 2-0)

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (ARIA): Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V.

#1 single in Flanders (VRT): Het is een Nacht... (Levensecht)--Guus Meeuwis & Vagant (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Wallonia (Ultratop 40): Scatman's World--Scatman John (9th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Je sais pas--Céline Dion (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the Netherlands (De Nederlandse Top 40): Het busje komt zo--Höllenboer (5th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (BMRB): Fairground--Simply Red (4th week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Fantasy--Mariah Carey (4th week at #1)
2 Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V.
3 Runaway--Janet Jackson
4 Kiss from a Rose--Seal
5 You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson
6 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish
7 Waterfalls--TLC
8 As I Lay Me Down--Sophie B. Hawkins
9 Brokenhearted--Candy
10 Tell Me--Groove Theory

Singles entering the chart were I'd Lie for You (And That’s the Truth) by Meat Loaf (#35); Before You Walk Out of My Life/Like This and Like That by Monica (#51); Ain't Nothin' But a She Thing by Salt-N-Pepa (#54); Automatic Lover (Call for Love) by the Real McCoy (#67); Already Missing You by Gerald Levert & Eddie Levert, Sr. (#80); Runnin' by the Pharcyde (#81); Set U Free by Planet Soul (#84); and (I Wanna Take) Forever Tonight by Peter Cetera with Crystal Bernard (#91).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Fantasy--Mariah Carey (3rd week at #1)
2 Runaway--Janet Jackson
3 Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio featuring L.V.
4 Kiss from a Rose--Seal
5 Only Wanna Be with You--Hootie & the Blowfish
6 As I Lay Me Down--Sophie B. Hawkins
7 Brokenhearted--Brandy
8 You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson
9 Roll to Me--Del Amitri
10 Carnival--Natalie Merchant

Singles entering the chart were Throw Your Set in the Air by Cypress Hill (#49); Ice Cream by Chef Raekwon (#51); Ain't Nothin' But a She Thing by Salt-N-Pepa (#54); Boom Boom Boom by the Outhere Brothers (#57); I'd Lie for You (And That’s the Truth) by Meat Loaf (#61); Rock and Roll is Dead by Lenny Kravitz (#80); and Automatic Lover (Call for Love) by the Real McCoy (#85).

Died on this date
Maxene Andrews, 79
. U.S. singer. Miss Andrews was the second of the three Andrews Sisters (LaVerne was the oldest and Patty the youngest), who had a string of hit singles from 1938-1951, becoming the most popular female vocal group in the first half of the 20th century.

Vada Pinson, 57. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Pinson was an outfielder with the Cincinnati Reds (1958-1968); St. Louis Cardinals (1969); Cleveland Indians (1970-1971); California Angels (1972-1973); and Kansas City Royals (1974-1975), batting .286 with 256 home runs and 1,170 runs batted in in 2,469 games. His best season was 1961, when he hit .343--second in the National League to Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates--with 16 homers, 87 RBIs, and a National League-leading 208 hits. Mr. Pinson died 16 days after suffering a stroke. This blogger had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Pinson play in person once in 1975, and the greater pleasure of meeting him in 1981 when he was a coach with the Chicago White Sox.

British Columbia (9-8) 26 @ Baltimore (14-3) 28
Hamilton (8-9) 9 @ Ottawa (3-14) 30

Carlos Huerta's fourth field goal of the game, with 11 seconds remaining in regulation time, gave the Stallions their win over the Lions before 33,208 fans at Memorial Stadium. Chris Armstrong scored both Baltimore touchdowns on passes from Tracy Ham. Cory Philpot rushed for 2 touchdowns for the Lions, while defensive back Charles Gordon scored the other B.C. touchdown on a 51-yard interception return on the last play of the 1st half.

Wayne Lammle kicked 4 field goals, and 2 converts, and 2 singles as the Rough Riders defeated the Tiger-Cats in a driving rain before 17,160 fans at Frank Clair Stadium to end a 9-game losing streak. Hamilton running back Kalin Hall scored the game's first touchdown on a 1-yard rush late in the 2nd quarter. Ken Evraire scored the first Ottawa TD in the 3rd quarter when he blocked a Hank Ilesic punt and returned it 27 yards. Ray Alexander scored the other Ottawa touchdown on a 13-yard pass from Sammy Garza in the 4th quarter.

Manitoba (3-3) 39 @ Alberta (2-5) 22

Dominic Zagari rushed 22 times for 221 yards and 2 touchdowns and Dave Donaldson added 2 touchdowns to help the Bisons defeat the Golden Bears at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton.

World Series
Cleveland Indians 2 @ Atlanta Braves 3 (Atlanta led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Consecutive bases on balls issued to Fred McGriff, David Justice, and Mike Devereaux to open the bottom of the 7th inning led to 2 runs, breaking a 1-1 tie as the Braves edged the Indians before 51,876 fans at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

Nippon Series
Yakult Swallows 5 @ Orix BlueWave 2 (Yakult led best-of-seven series 1-0)

20 years ago

U.S. Vice President and Democratic Party presidential candidate Al Gore stated that a pullout of U.S. forces from the Balkans, as advocated by Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush, could result in instability in the region and lead to the breakup of NATO.

Edmonton (10-6) 48 @ Toronto (5-10-1) 28

Edmonton quarterback Nealon Greene completed 19 of 27 passes for 240 yards and 5 touchdowns and rushed 10 times for 54 yards as the Eskimos built up a 41-0 lead in the 3rd quarter before the Argonauts came back with 4 touchdowns in the last 19 minutes to make the score more respectable. Mr. Greene’s touchdown passes covered 34 yards to Ed Hervey; 5 yards to Terry Vaughn; 5 yards to Kez McCorvey; 16 yards to Nigel Williams; and 36 yards to Shawn Daniels. Mark Nohra rushed 3 yards for the last Edmonton touchdown in the 4th quarter. Sean Fleming added 6 converts and 2 field goals. Toronto receiver Mookie Mitchell broke the shutout with a 101-yard kickoff return in the 3rd quarter and scored again in the 4th quarter on a 48-yard pass from Jimmy Kemp. Tony Burse rushed 1 yard for a Toronto touchdown early in the 4th quarter, and rushed for a 2-point convert on Mr. Mitchell’s second touchdown. Donnavan Carter of the Argonauts scored the game’s final touchdown on a 2-yard return of a blocked punt. Jacob Marini converted the first 2 Toronto major scores, while a 2-point convert attempt on the final touchdown was unsuccessful. Michael Jenkins of the Argonauts led all rushers with 78 yards on 10 carries, while Mr. Nohra led the Eskimos with 72 yards on 16 carries. Toronto’s Tyrone Brown led the receivers with 78 yards on 4 receptions; Mr. McCorvey led the Eskimos with 6 catches for 59 yards. Mr. Kemp and Kerwin Bell combined to throw 5 interceptions, which the Eskimos returned for 162 yards. Chris Hardy made 2 interceptions; he returned 1 for 53 yards, while lateralling to Dwight Henry on the other, and Mr. Henry went 85 yards to the Toronto 1-yard line. Attendance at SkyDome was 18,129.

Alberta 23 @ Manitoba 33

Shane Munson threw touchdown passes of 68 yards to Eli Blosser and 80 yards to Cory Larsen in the 2nd quarter as the Bisons took advantage of the wind to come back from a 16-0 deficit and defeat the Golden Bears at University Stadium in Winnipeg.

World Series
New York Mets 3 @ New York Yankees 4 (12 innings) (Yankees led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Jose Vizcaino singled home Tino Martinez with the winning run in the 12th inning to give the Yankees their win over the Mets at Yankee Stadium. Mr. Vizcaino’s game-winning single was his fourth hit of the night. At 4 hours and 51 minutes it was the longest game in World Series history. The Mets led 3-2 going into the bottom of the 9th, but relief pitcher Armando Benitez surrendered the tying run on a sacrifice fly by Chuck Knoblauch. Mike Stanton (1-0), who entered the game in the 11th inning, was the winning pitcher, while Turk Wendell (0-1), who also came into the game in the 11th, took the loss.

Nippon Series
Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 5 @ Yomiuri Giants 3 (Fukuoka Daiei led best-of-seven series 1-0)

10 years ago

Russell Williams was sentenced in Belleville, Ontario to two terms of life in prison for the murders of two women; the former Canadian Forces Colonel and commandant of Canadian Forces Base Trenton was also given two 10-year sentences for other sexual assaults; two 10-year sentences for forcible confinement; and 82 one-year sentences for breaking and entering, all to be served concurrently.

National League Championship Series
Philadelphia 4 @ San Francisco 2 (San Francisco led best-of-seven series 3-2)

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