Wednesday, 7 October 2020

October 8, 2020

820 years ago

Isabella of Angoulême, the second wife of King John, was crowned Queen consort of England.

160 years ago

Born on this date
Felix Woyrsch
. Bohemian-born German composer and choir director. Mr. Woyrsch directed several choirs in the Hamburg borough of Altona from the 1880s through the 1930s. His compositions included six symphonies, three operas, and numerous chamber, keyboard, vocal, and choral works. Mr. Woyrsch died on March 20, 1944 at the age of 83.

150 years ago

Born on this date
Louis Vierne
. French musician and composer. Mr. Vierne, who was legally blind, was principal organist at the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris from 1900 until his death. His compositions included six organ symphonies, 24 Fantasy Pieces, and chamber and choral works. Mr. Vierne died of a heart attack or stroke on June 2, 1937 at the age of 66, while concluding his 1,750th recital at Notre-Dame de Paris.

130 years ago

Born on this date
Eddie Rickenbacker
. U.S. aviator, auto racing driver, and automobile and aviation executive. Mr. Rickenbacker was the top American air ace in World War I, downing 26 enemy planes. He founded the Rickenbacker Motor Company in 1920, and owned and served as chief executive officer of Eastern Air Lines from 1935-1959 and as chairman of the board of directors until 1963. Mr. Rickenbacker drove in the Indianapolis 500 in 1912 and 1914-1916, with a best finish of 10th place in 1914. He bought the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1927 and operated it until the U.S.A. entered World War II. He died on July 23, 1973 at the age of 82.

125 years ago

Born on this date
Zog I
. King of the Albanians, 1928-1939; Prime Minister of Albania, 1922-1925; President of Albania, 1925-1928. Born Ahmet Muhtar Bej Zogolli in what was then part of the Ottoman Empire, the future king fought for Austria-Hungary in World War I. When Albania became an independent nation in the aftermath of the war, he became involved in politics, and changed his surname to Zogu. In 1928 he was crowned Zog I, changing the country from a republic to a constitutional monarchy, similar to that of Italy. Although he was a Muslim, King Zog abolished Islamic law in Albania, adopting a civil code similar to that of Switzerland. Albania became increasingly friendly with the Italian Fascist regime of Benito Mussolini during King Zog's reign, but the king was forced into exile when Italy invaded and seized Albania in 1939. King Zog lived in exile in several countries over the years, finally settling in France. He was reported to have survived at least 55 assassination attempts during his reign, and he died of natural causes in Paris on April 9, 1961 at the age of 65.

Juan Perón. 29th and 40th Presidents of Argentina, 1946-1955, 1973-1964. Lieutenant General Perón served in Argentina's military government from 1943-1946 before taking office as President. His presidency, aided by the popularity of his second wife Eva, was marked by extensive economic reforms, including expansion of the welfare state, but his popularity declined after Eva's death from cancer in 1952, and he was deposed by a military coup d'état in 1955. After 18 years in exile--mostly in Spain--Lt. Gen. Perón returned to assume the presidency, with third wife Isabel taking the vice presidency. On June 28, 1974, Lt. Gen. Perón suffered a series of heart attacks, and Mrs. Perón was hastily recalled from a European trade mission, and was secretly sworn in as interim President on June 29. She took the office on a full-time basis upon her husband's death on July 1 at the age of 78, until being deposed in a coup d'état on March 24, 1976.

Died on this date
Myeongseong (Min), 43
. Empress (posthumously) and Regent of Korea, 1873-1894; 1895. Empress Myeongseong, known in life as Queen Min, was the first official wife of Gojong, King of Joseon and the first Emperor of the Korean Empire. She was assassinated inside Gyeongbok Palace, and her corpse burnt, by Japanese agents in what became known as the Eulmi incident, 11 days before her 44th birthday.

120 years ago

Politics and government
Simon-Napoléon Parent was sworn in as Premier of Québec, succeding Félix-Gabriel Marchand, who had died in office on September 25.

110 years ago

Born on this date
Kirk Alyn
. U.S. actor. Mr. Alyn, born John Feggo, Jr., was best known for playing Superman in the movie serials Superman (1948) and Atom Man vs. Superman (1950), and the title character in the movie serial Blackhawk (1952). He died of Alzheimer's disease on March 14, 1999 at the age of 88.

Gus Hall. U.S. politician. Mr. Hall, born Arvo Kustaa Halberg, grew up in a Finnish-speaking Communist home, and joined the Communist Party USA in 1927. He was a leader in the "Little Steel" strike in 1937, served with the U.S. Navy during World War II, and rose through the ranks of the CPUSA, eventually serving as General Secretary from December 1959-May 2000, earning a reputation as the U.S.S.R.'s most loyal advocate in the United States. Mr. Hall was the CPUSA's U.S. presidential candidate in four consecutive elections (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984); his peak performance was 1976, when he received 58,709 votes (0.07% of the total). He died from complications of diabetes on October 13, 2000, five days after his 90th birthday.

Ray Lewis. Canadian runner. Mr. Lewis, a native of Hamilton, worked full-time as a porter with the Canadian Pacific Railway, running when he had the time. He won a bronze medal as part of the Canadian team in the men's 4 x 400-metre relay event at the 1932 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, becoming the first Negro Canadian to win an Olympic medal. Mr. Ray won a silver medal in the mile (4 x 440-yard) relay at the 1934 British Empire Games in London. He died in Hamilton on November 15, 2003 at the age of 93.

Paulette Dubost. French actress. Miss Dubost, born Paulette Deplanque, made her debut with the Paris Opera at the age of 7, and appeared in plays, movies, and television programs in a career spanning more than 80 years. The best-known of her more than 250 film roles was as Lisette in La règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game) (1939). Miss Dubost died on September 21, 2011, 17 days before her 101st birthday.

Ottawa (0-1) 2 @ Hamilton (1-0) 7
Toronto (0-1) 10 @ Montreal (1-0) 25

5,000 were in attendance at the Hamilton Amateur Athletic Association Grounds to see the Tigers defeat the Rough Riders.

St. Michael’s College (1-0) 21 Toronto Amateur Athletic Club (0-1) 18 @ Varsity Field
Dundas (1-0) 37 @ (Toronto) Parkdale Canoe Club (0-1) 11

Canadian university
Queen’s (1-0) 12 @ Ottawa (0-1) 1
McGill (0-1) 9 @ Toronto (1-0) 10

100 years ago

Born on this date
Frank Herbert
. U.S. author. Mr. Herbert was known for his science fiction novel Dune (1965) and various sequels. He died on February 11, 1986 at the age of 65.

90 years ago

Edmonton (1-2) 4 @ University of Alberta (1-1) 7

Mickey Timothy scored the game's only touchdown in the 1st quarter for U of A in their win over the Eskimos at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. The officials reportedly allowed the Eskimos to have a fourth down on one sequence of plays in the 3rd quarter.

Chicago Cardinals (1-1-2) 13 @ Newark (1-6-1) 0
Frankford (2-4) 7 @ Portsmouth (3-0-1) 39

World Series
St. Louis Cardinals 1 @ Philadelphia Athletics 7 (Philadelphia won best-of-seven series 4-2)

George Earnshaw (2-0) pitched a 5-hitter and Al Simmons and Jimmy Dykes hit home runs for the Athletics as they defeated the Cardinals before 32,295 fans at Shibe Park. Losing pitcher Bill Hallahan (1-1), who had pitched a shutout in game 3, was pulled after giving up 2 runs in 2 innings. The game lasted 1 hour and 46 minutes; all 6 games were over in under 2 hours.

80 years ago

On the radio

World Series
Detroit Tigers 1 @ Cincinnati Reds 2 (Cincinnati won best-of-seven series 4-3)

Frank McCormick and Jimmy Ripple hit consecutive doubles in the 7th inning, and an outfield fly by Billy Myers brought in Mr. Ripple with the winning run before 26,854 fans at Crosley Field as the Reds won their first World Series championship since the infamous "Black Sox" series against the Chicago White Sox in 1919. Paul Derringer gave up 7 hits in pitching his second complete game victory of the Series. Bobo Newsom, who had won 2 games for the Tigers, went the distance and gave up 7 hits in taking the loss. The game was over in 1 hour 47 minutes.

75 years ago

Hit parade
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Till the End of Time--Perry Como (3rd week at #1)
--Dick Haymes
--Les Brown and his Orchestra
2 Chopin's Polonaise--Carmen Cavallaro and his Orchestra
3 On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe--Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers
--Bing Crosby
--Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
--Judy Garland and the Merry Macs
4 If I Loved You--Perry Como
--Bing Crosby
--Frank Sinatra
5 Gotta Be This or That--Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
6 Tampico--Stan Kenton and his Orchestra
7 It's Only a Paper Moon--Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
--Ella Fitzgerald and the Delta Rhythm Boys
8 I'll Buy that Dream--Helen Forrest and Dick Haymes
--Harry James and his Orchestra
--Hal McIntyre and his Orchestra
9 Lily Belle--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
--The Pied Pipers
10 Sentimental Journey--Les Brown and his Orchestra
--Hal McIntyre and his Orchestra
--The Merry Macs

Singles entering the chart were I'm Gonna Love that Guy by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra (#23); Shame on You by Lawrence Welk and his Orchestra with Red Foley (#26); Promises by Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra (#27); It's Been a Long Long Time, with versions by Harry James and his Orchestra, Bing Crosby with Les Paul and his Trio, and Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra (#29); and Something Sentimental by Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra (#31). Promises was the other side of I'll Be Walkin' with My Honey (Soon, Soon, Soon), charting at #37. The version of It's Been a Long Long Time by Harry James and his Orchestra was the other side of Autumn Serenade, charting at #34. Something Sentimental was the other side of (Why Don’t You Look Me Up) Down in Chi-Chi Hotcha Watchee, charting at #39.

On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Vanishing Elephant

Died on this date
Felix Salten, 76
. Austrian author. Mr. Salten, born Siegmund Salzmann, wrote fiction and non-fiction in various genres, and was best known for his novel Bambi: Eine Lebensgeschichte aus dem Walde (Bambi, a Life in the Woods) (1923). Mr. Salten and his wife fled to Switzerland in 1938, after the German annexation of Austria, and he died in Zurich.

Montreal (1-2) 10 @ Hamilton (1-2) 3

WIFU-Canadian university
University of Saskatchewan (1-1) 4 @ Regina 28

The Roughriders led 5-4 after the 1st quarter and scored 2 touchdowns in the 2nd quarter as they defeated the Huskies before 2,000 fans at Park de Young on Thanksgiving Day.

World Series
Detroit Tigers 7 @ Chicago Cubs 8 (12 innings) (Best-of-seven series tied 3-3)

The Tigers, trailing 7-3, scored 4 runs in the 8th inning to tie the game, but Frank Secory singled with 1 out in the bottom of the 12th inning, and Stan Hack doubled home pinch runner Bill Schuster with the winning run.

70 years ago

Politics and government
Paul Magloire, representing the Peasant Worker Movement, won the Haitian presidential election, running unopposed.

All-Star Game @ Olympia Stadium, Detroit
All-Stars 1 @ Detroit 7

Ted Lindsay scored 3 goals and 1 assist for the defending Stanley Cup champion Red Wings as they routed the All-Stars before 9,166 fans.

Ottawa (4-4) 14 @ Montreal (3-5) 18

18,894 fans at Royals Stadium saw the teams play their second game against each other in as many days. The Rough Riders had defeated the Alouettes 18-8 at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

New York Giants (3-0) 21 @ Washington (1-3) 17
New York Yanks (3-1) 44 @ Green Bay (2-2) 31
Chicago Cardinals (1-2) 6 @ Chicago Cardinals (3-1) 27
Detroit (3-1) 24 @ San Francisco (0-4) 7

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): It’s Now or Never--Elvis Presley

#1 single in Italy: Il nostro concerto--Umberto Bindi (10th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Die Liebe ist ein seltsames Spiel--Connie Francis

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Tell Laura I Love Her--Ricky Valance (2nd week at #1)

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 My Heart Has a Mind of its Own--Connie Francis
2 The Twist--Chubby Checker
3 Mr. Custer--Larry Verne
4 Chain Gang--Sam Cooke
5 Kiddio--Brook Benton
6 A Million to One--Jimmy Charles and the Reveletts
7 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters
8 It’s Now or Never--Elvis Presley
9 So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)--The Everly Brothers
10 Theme from The Apartment--Ferrante and Teicher with their Orchestra & Chorus

Singles entering the chart were Artificial Flowers (#66)/Somebody to Love (#78) by Bobby Darin; Love Walked In by Dinah Washington (#72); Theme from The Sundowners, with versions by Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra; and Felix Slatkin (#88); Wait for Me by the Playmates (#92); Poetry in Motion by Johnny Tillotson (#93); What a Dream by Conway Twitty (#94); Sailor (Your Home is the Sea) by Lolita (#95); Shoppin' for Clothes by the Coasters (#98); Peter Gunn by Duane Eddy and the Rebels (#100); and To Each His Own by the Platters (also #100).

Vancouver's Top 10 (CFUN)
1 Poetry in Motion--Johnny Tillotson
2 Blue Angel--Roy Orbison
3 Cincinnati Fireball--Johnny Burnette
4 You Talk Too Much--Joe Jones
5 North to Alaska--Johnny Horton
6 Devil or Angel--Bobby Vee
7 A Million to One--Jimmy Charles and the Reveletts
8 I Want to Be Wanted--Brenda Lee
9 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters
10 Sailor (Your Home is the Sea)--Lolita

Singles entering the chart were A Rose and a Thorn by Andy Rose (#32); Little Lover by Joel Hill (#37); Hushaby Little Guitar by Paul Evans (#39); Peter Gunn by Duane Eddy and the Rebels (#43); The Girl with the Story in Her Eyes by the Safaris with the Phantom's Band (#44); My Love for You by Johnny Mathis (#45); Today's Teardrops by Roy Orbison (#46); Temptation by Roger Williams (#47); New Orleans by U.S. Bonds (#48); China Doll/Tom and Suzie by Bobby Swanson (#49); and Alabam by Cowboy Copas (#50). Today's Teardrops was the B-side of Blue Angel.

Politics and government
A federal-provincial conference of Attorneys General met in Ottawa to discuss amendments to the British North America Act.

Montreal (3-7) 23 @ Ottawa (7-3) 41

16,721 were in attendance at Lansdowne Park to see the Rough Riders defeat the Alouettes.

Calgary (4-8-2) 31 @ Edmonton (9-4) 11

13,500 fans at Clarke Stadium saw the Eskimos lose to the Stampeders. Johnny Bright scored the Eskimos’ touchdown, converted by Cowboy Woodruff. Tommy-Joe Coffey kicked a field goal, and Vic Chapman punted for a single to complete the Edmonton scoring.

London (5-3) 46 @ Sarnia (3-5) 28

Quarterback Jerry Thompkins led the Lords with 3 touchdowns; Mike Hagler added 2 touchdowns and Bob Fiveash 1. Lamar Lee converted of the touchdowns and Billy Graham 2. Mike Norcia and Jim Reynolds completed the scoring for London by punting for 1 single each. Ed Vernes led the Golden Bears with a touchdown and 4 converts; other Sarnia touchdowns were scored by Tex Robinson, Chuck Stehno, and George Culley. The game was played at Norm Perry Park.

Canadian university
Toronto (1-1) 13 @ Queen’s (2-0) 26
McGill (0-2) 13 @ Western Ontario (1-1) 17
British Columbia (0-1) 2 @ Alberta (1-0) 20

Ken Nielsen rushed 24 yards for a touchdown in the 1st quarter to provide the necessary scoring for the Golden Bears as they beat the defending Western champion Thunderbirds on a snow-covered field at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton. Ted Frechette rushed 44 yards and Dennis Annesley returned an interception 94 yards for the other TDs in the 3rd quarter.

Canadian university-intermediate
St. James Rams 0 @ University of Saskatchewan (1-1) 25

Ken Tidsbury scored 2 touchdowns and Pat Marshall added another for the Huskies as they shut out the Winnipeg-based Rams before 800 fans at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon.

Boston (2-2) 35 @ Los Angeles (2-3) 0

World Series
Pittsburgh Pirates 0 @ New York Yankees 10 (New York led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Bobby Richardson drove in 6 runs with a grand slam and a single to lead the Yankees to their rout of the Pirates before 70,001 fans at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees scored 6 runs in the 1st inning and 4 in the 4th. Whitey Ford (1-0) pitched a 4-hitter in going the distance to get the win for the Yankees, while losing pitcher Vinegar Bend Mizell (0-1) gave up 3 hits, 1 base on balls, and 4 runs in just 1/3 inning, and he was relieved by Clem Labine, who gave up 4 hits and 2 runs in 1/3 inning.

50 years ago

Soviet novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was named the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature for 1970.

North Vietnamese and Viet Cong delegates to the Paris peace talks denounced U.S. President Richard Nixon’s peace proposals as "a maneuver to deceive world opinion," but both Communist delegations described their remarks as preliminary and said that they had not rejected the proposals.

The FLQ Manifesto was broadcast on Radio-Canada at 10:30 P.M. Eastern Time.

Bombs damaged an armoury in Santa Barbara, California and wrecked a courtroom and restroom in San Rafael. In Seattle, a bomb caused heavy damage to the University of Washington’s ROTC building. A fourth device was defused at a building in Berkeley, California.

Medical specialists in Quebec went on strike in protest against certain terms of the health insurance plan, which was scheduled to come into force on November 1.

40 years ago

A group of investors led by Tom Denton announced the founding of The Winnipeg Sun, a tabloid which was to be published three times a week; it published its first edition on November 5, 1980. The announcement came six weeks after the folding of the Winnipeg Tribune after 90 years of publication.

Quebec 5 @ Calgary 5

The Flames, playing their first game in Calgary since moving from Atlanta, tied the Nordiques at the Stampede Corral.

National League Championship Series
Houston 7 @ Philadelphia 4 (10 innings) (Best-of-five series tied 1-1)

The Astros scored 4 runs in the top of the 10th inning to break a 3-3 tie as they defeated the Phillies before 65,476 fans at Veterans Stadium.

American League Championship Series
New York 2 @ Kansas City 7 (Kansas City led best-of-five series 1-0)

Larry Gura (1-0) gave up 10 hits but went the distance for the win as the Royals defeated Yankees before 42,598 fans at Royals Stadium. Rick Cerone and Lou Piniella hit solo home runs for the Yankees, while George Brett hit a solo home run for the Royals.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): So Hard--Pet Shop Boys

#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega (5th week at #1)

World events
A confrontation between the Temple Mount Faithful--a Jewish religious group that had declare their intention to raze the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa mosques on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and rebuild the Temple that had been destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70--and thousands of Palestinians resulted in the fatal shooting of between 17 and 21 Palestinians by Israeli police and the wounding of more than 100. Israeli authorities barred the Temple Mount Faithful, but the Palestinians threw stones at Jews worshipping at the Western (Wailing) Wall. Two dozen policemen and Jewish civilians were reportedly struck.

Economics and finance
Hectic trading in the City of London marked Britain’s first full day as a full member of the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) of the European Monetary System.

David Souter was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Edmonton (9-5) 23 @ Hamilton (5-9) 25

Paul Osbaldiston’s 6th field goal of the game, this one from 40 yards with 34 seconds remaining in regulation time, gave the Tiger-Cats their first win under Dave Beckman, who was in his second game as head coach after replacing the fired Al Bruno. Mr. Osbaldiston’s other field goals were from 14; 56; 53; 48; and 40 yards (the longest three came with a strong wind at his back in the 2nd quarter). Quarterback Mike Kerrigan scored Hamilton’s only touchdown on a 1-yard rush in the 3rd quarter. Edmonton quarterback Tracy Ham rushed for 111 yards on 13 carries and completed 19 of 36 passes for 191 yards. He led an impressive drive early in the 1st quarter and finished it with a 6-yard pass to Brian Walling for a touchdown. After that, the Eskimos seemed to abandon plays that were working, although Mr. Ham did hand off to Blake Marshall for touchdown runs of 1 yard in the 3rd quarter and 3 yards in the 4th. Mr. Marshall’s second touchdown came with 2:24 remaining and gave the Eskimos a 23-22 lead, but a 2-point convert attempt was unsuccessful. Mr. Ham marched the Eskimos to midfield in the final seconds of the game, but a short sideline pass to Craig Ellis ran out the clock, as head coach Joe Faragalli didn’t want to let Ray Macoritti attempt a 57-yard field goal. Mr. Macoritti was successful from 34 yards on his only convert attempt and added 2 field goals, but punted for only a 32.9 average in his first CFL game in his hometown. Earl Winfield of the Tiger-Cats had 92 yards on 4 pass receptions, while Mr. Ellis led the Eskimos with 90 yards on 10 receptions. Darrell Colbert caught 1 pass for 24 yards in his final game as an Eskimo before being traded to the British Columbia Lions for Larry Willis. Mr. Marshall rushed 16 times for 78 yards as the Eskimos outrushed the Tiger-Cats 227-59. Derrick McAdoo led the Hamilton ground game with 15 carries for 57 yards. Only 11,121 fans were at Ivor Wynne Stadium on Thanksgiving Day.

National League Championship Series
Cincinnati 6 @ Pittsburgh 3 (Cincinnati led best-of-seven series 2-1)

Mariano Duncan drove in 4 runs--3 on a 5th-inning home run--and Billy Hatcher added a 2-run homer as the Reds defeated the Pirates before 45,611 fans at Three Rivers Stadium.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Fantasy--Mariah Carey

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): I Wanna Be a Hippy--Technohead (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: Waterfalls--TLC

Died on this date
B.J. Wilson, 43
. U.K. musician. Mr. Wilson was the drummer with the rock group Procol Harum from 1967-1977. He died three years after collapsing after a drug overdose and going into a vegetative state.

Ottawa (2-13) 7 @ Memphis (8-7) 26
San Antonio (9-6) 28 @ Birmingham (9-6) 38

Nick Mystrom kicked 6 field goals and a convert for the Mad Dogs as they defeated the Rough Riders before 12,437 fans at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Memphis running back Gary Anderson scored the game's only touchdown in the 1st quarter on a 16-yard pass from Damon Allen.

Matt Dunigan threw touchdown passes to Ted Long and Schredrick Austin, and rushed 17 yards for a touchdown of his own, as the Barracudas beat the Texans before 6,859 fans at Legion Field. Mr. Long set up the first touchdown when he blocked Todd Jordan's punt and Sam Peoples recovered in the San Antonio end zone. Shonte Peoples also scored a Birmingham touchdown on a 42-yard fumble return. Tony Burse rushed 3 yards for the Texans' first touchdown late in the 3rd quarter, and David Archer completed a 25-yard pass to Mike Saunders late in the game for the other S.A. TD.

American League Division Series
New York 5 @ Seattle 6 (11 innings) (Seattle won best-of-five series 3-2)

Randy Velarde singled home Roberto Kelly with 1 out in the top of the 11th inning to give the Yankees a 5-4 lead, but Joey Cora singled to lead off the bottom of the 11th, Ken Griffey, Jr. followed with a single, and Edgar Martinez doubled them both home to give the Mariners their first ever post-season series win before 57,411 fans at the Kingdome. Randy Johnson pitched 3 innings of relief to get the win over Roger McDowell. New York first baseman Don Mattingly batted 1 for 5 with a double and 2 runs batted in in the last game of his 14-year major league career.

20 years ago

Died on this date
Charlotte Lamb, 62
. U.K. authoress. Miss Lamb, born Sheila Ann Mary Coates, used various names in writing more than 160 novels, mainly in the romantic and historical genres, from 1972 until her sudden death.

National League Division Series
San Francisco 0 @ New York 4 (New York won best-of-five series 3-1)

Bobby J. Jones (1-0) pitched a 1-hitter and the Mets scored 2 runs in the 1st inning as they went on to blank the Giants before 56,245 fans at Shea Stadium.

American League Division Series
New York 7 @ Oakland 5 (New York won best-of-five series 3-2)

The Yankees scored 6 runs in the 1st inning and held on to defeat the Athletics 7-5 before 41,170 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Mike Stanton (1-0), who relieved starter Andy Pettitte in the 4th inning, was the winning pitcher. Gil Heredia (1-1), who was knocked out of the box in the 1st inning, took the loss.

10 years ago

Died on this date
Frank Bourgholtzer, 90
. U.S. journalist. Mr. Bourgholtzer was a reporter with The Wall Street Journal from 1943-1946, and then spent the next 40 years with the National Broadcasting Company, as a White House correspondent (1947-1953) and then working overseas before working at the network's Los Angeles bureau (1969-1986). He died 18 days before his 91st birthday.

Edmonton (4-10) 11 @ Hamilton (7-7) 36

St. Mary's (2-3) 43 @ St. Francis Xavier 16

National League Division Series
Cincinnati 4 @ Philadelphia 7 (Philadelphia led best-of-five series 2-0)

Atlanta 5 @ San Francisco 4 (11 innings) (Best-of-five series tied 1-1)

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