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This Day in Sports History — October 14

Chris Chambliss
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on October 14:

1905 — Christy Mathewson of the Giants pitched his third shut out in six days, 2-0, over the Philadelphia Athletics in decisive Game 5 of the World Series at the Polo Grounds, as the World Series championship came to New York for the first time. (More info.)

1916 — Jim Barnes won the first PGA Championship at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, N.Y. (More info.)

1964 — American Billy Mills upset the world’s best distance runners by winning the gold medal in the 10,000-meters at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. (More info.)

1976 — Chris Chambliss of the Yankees hit a game-winning home run off Mark Littell of the Royals in the bottom of the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium in decisive Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. (More info.)

1978 — Umpires did not call interference on Reggie Jackson of the New York Yankees, even though he deflected a throw with his hip to help his team rally in Game 4 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (More info.)

1979 — Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers scored his first NHL goal. (More info.)

1992 — The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland A’s, 9-2, in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series to become the first franchise outside the U.S. to win the pennant. (More info.)

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