Thursday, October 14, 2010

On this Day.....

Today is Thursday, October 14, 2010

Today in
Sports History

1945 - The Chicago Cardinals ended the longest losing streak in NFL history. The team had lost 29 consecutive games.

1951 - Jack Christiansen (Detroit Lions) ran back two punts for touchdowns.

1962 - George Blanda (Houston Oilers) threw six touchdown passes against the New York Titans.

1973 - Jackie Stewart announced his retirement from auto racing.

1976 - The New York Yankees won their first AL pennant since 1964.

1978 - Darryl Sittler (Toronto Maple Leafs) registered seven assists in a 10-7 win over the New York Islanders.

1984 - George ‘Sparky’ Anderson became the first baseball manager to win 100 games and a World Series in both leagues.

1990 - Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers) passed for 476 yards and six touchdowns. Five of the touchdowns were thrown to Jerry Rice.

1998 - The San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 to advance to their first World Series in 14 years.

2000 - Neil Parry had his right leg severely broken while playing on kickoff coverage during a game at UTEP. Nine days later his lower leg was amputated. Three years later he returned to football on one play with a prosthetic leg.

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