Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on October 4:

1955 — Johnny Podres of the Dodgers shutout the New York Yankees, 2-0, in the seventh and deciding game of the World Series, and Brooklyn won its first world championship, 4 games to 3. (More info.)

1967 — The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox began the first World Series since 1948 not to feature at least one of the Yankees, Giants or Dodgers. (More info.)

1980 — Mike Schmidt of the Phillies hit a 2-run home run to help beat the Montreal Expos, 6-4, at Olympic Stadium and clinch the National League East title for Philadelphia. (More info.)

1987 — Replacement players played in NFL games for the first time in league history, as the regular players were out on strike. (More info.)

1991 — The New York Rangers traded center Bernie Nicholls and two prospects to the Edmonton Oilers for center Mark Messier. (More info.)

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