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This Day in Sports History — October 2

Bucky Dent Home Run

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on October 2:

1968 — Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals struck out a World Series record 17 hitters as he shut out the Detroit Tigers, 4-0, in Game 1 at Busch Stadium. (More info.)

1970 — A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team crashed in Colorado killing 31 people. (More info.)

1972 — Bill Stoneman of the Montreal Expos threw a no-hitter to beat the New York Mets, 7-0, at Jarry Park. (More info.)

1978 — Bucky Dent of the Yankees hit a three-run, seventh-inning home run off Mike Torrez of the Red Sox as New York beat Boston, 5-4, in a one-game, regular-season playoff at Fenway Park. (More info.)

1980 — Larry Holmes scored a technical knockout of Muhammad Ali in the 11th-round of their fight at Las Vegas to retain the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship. (More info.)

1994 — Don Shula of the Dolphins topped son David Shula of the Bengals, as Miami beat Cincinnati, 23-7, at Riverfront Stadium. (More info.)

1995 —The Seattle Mariners beat the California Angels, 9-1 in a one-game playoff at the Kingdome to win the American League West. (More info.)

2005 — The Arizona Cardinals beat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-14, in Mexico City in the first NFL regular season game outside the United States. (More info.)

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