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Today in Sports History: October 18th

10/18/1977 - Reggie hits three homers The New York Yankees defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in six games to win their first World Series title since 1962, ending a tumultuous and at times chaotic...

Today in Sports History: October 11th

10/11/2006 - Lidle crashes into New York City building Ten and a half years to the day Jessica Dubroff, a 7 year-old girl, died while attempting to become the youngest cross-country pilot in...

10/09/1996 - Jeffrey Maier robs home run

In the bottom of the 8th inning, the Baltimore Orioles were leading the New York Yankees 4-3. It was Game 1 of the 1996 ALCS. The Yankee Stadium faithful had come to see their beloved Bronx Bombers...

Today in Sports History: October 8th

10/08/1908 - Cubs and Giants face off in tiebreak Thanks to the gaffe made by Giants first baseman Fred Merkle, the Chicago Cubs were spared another loss the 1908 season. This came back to haunt...

Today in Sports History: October 6th

10/06/1985 - Niekro wins his 300th game Pitching for the New York Yankees, Phil Niekro pitches a complete game shutout as the Yanks beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-0, on the final day of the regular...

Today in Sports History: October 4th

10/04/1955 - Dodgers win first World Series After more than half a century of futility, the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the New York Yankees, 2-0, in the seventh game of the World Series, giving them...

8/02/1979 - Thurman Munson dies in crash

(The wreckage of the crash that cost Thurman Munson his life) August 2, 1979 is the date of one baseball's worst tragedies -- it's the day beloved Yankee catcher Thurman Munson died in a plane...

Today in Sports History: April 2nd

On this day way back in 1931, a woman struck out Babe Ruth -- leading to women being banned from baseball for the next 60 years.

Today in Sports History: March 11th

3/11/2002 - Robbed by Rivera It was on this day in 2002 that the New York Yankees released Ruben Rivera from his contract. Ruben, the younger cousin of Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, was a major...

Today in Sports History: April 16th

4/16/1929 - Yankees and Indians introduce numbers On the opening day of the 1929 season, the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians walk out with numbers on the back of their jerseys. Though teams...

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