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This Day in Sports History — October 1

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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on October 1:

1903 — The first ever World Series, featuring the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Boston Americans, got underway in Boston. (More info.)

1932 — Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees pointed to the outfield bleachers before hitting a tie-breaking homer — his alleged “called shot” — in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the World Series at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (More info.)

1961 — Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run of the season off Tracy Stallard of the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium to break the major league record Babe Ruth set in 1927. (More info.)

1967 — The Boston Red Sox clinched their first pennant since 1946 with a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park. (More info.)

1975 — Muhammad Ali scored a technical knockout of Joe Frazier after the 14th round of their fight in Manila, Philippines to retain the world heavyweight championship. The bout was known ever-after as ‘The Thrilla in Manila.’ (More info.)

1984 — Former L.A. Summer Olympics organizer Peter Ueberroth replaced Bowie Kuhn as the sixth commissioner of Major League Baseball. (More info.)

1993 — Lennox Lewis scored a technical knockout of Frank Bruno in the seventh round of their fight at Cardiff, Wales to retain the heavyweight boxing championship. (More info.)

2000 — The United States beat France, 85-75, in the gold medal game of the Summer Olympics at Sydney, Australia. (More info.)

2004 — Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners recorded his 258th base hit of the season to break George Sisler’s 84-year-old major league record. (More info.)

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