White Sox win it all

On October 26, 2005, the Chicago White Sox took a 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros in game four of the World Series, claiming their first title since 1917. The White Sox totaled eight hits while the Astros stranded five opportunities on base. Pinch hitter Willie Harris scored the only run of the game when right fielder Jermaine Dye hit…

The Stilt’s NBA debut

On October 24, 1959, Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain scored 43 points in his NBA debut, helping the Philadelphia Warriors claim a 118-109 victory over the New York Knicks. “The Stilt” was given his name by a reporter covering the 6-foot-11 high school student. Hundreds of college scouts made offers for the larger than life player. He played…

Lucky 7 for Schumacher in F1

On October 24, 2004, German Formula 1 racer, Michael Schumacher crossed the finish line fifth in the Brazilian Grand Prix but managed to accumulate 148 points for the season, claiming his fifth consecutive championship. Schumacher crashed his Ferrari in practice before the day before the season’s final race, damaging his car. Since the engine had to be replaced,…

Walk off World Series

On October 23, 1993,  Toronto Blue Jay, Joe Carter became the first player in Major League Baseball to hit a walk off run to end the World Series. Carter approached the plate with one out and two on base in the bottom of the ninth. The Blue Jays trailed 6-5 and after swinging at ball three the count was…

Chicago White Sox on trial

On October 22, 1920, eight Chicago White Sox players and five gamblers were indicted on nine counts of conspiracy and fraud including throwing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. The trial started in July of 1921. The non-players involved were being accused of betting on a 1919 World Series game featuring the White Sox and the Cincinnati…

The Boss gets 30th hat trick

On October 20, 1984, New York Islander’s right winger, Mike Bossy scored four goals to grab his 30th career hat trick. Bossy’s goals gave the Islanders a commanding 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Bossy is third in in most career hat tricks, finishing with 39. He trails Mario Lemieux, who had 40, and Wayne Gretzk,…

Richard wins NHL race to 500

On October 19, 1957, Montreal Canadiens right winger, Maurice Richard became the first player in the National Hockey League to score his 500th goal. Richard’s goals helped lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Nicknamed Rocket, Richard spent his entire 18-year career with the…