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Today In Sports History

Posted: October 21, 2013 - 12:02am

OCTOBER 21

1950 — Tom Powers of Duke scores six touchdowns — three rushing, three receiving — in a 41-0 victory over Richmond.

1956 — Billy Howton of the Green Bay Packers catches seven passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-17 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

1973 — Fred Dryer of the Los Angeles Rams becomes the first NFL player to record two safeties in a 24-7 victory over the Green Bay Packers.

1973 — Bert Campaneris and Reggie Jackson hit two-run homers in the third inning as the Oakland A’s defeated the New York Mets 5-2 in Game 7 of the World Series.

1975 — Carlton Fisk breaks up a thrilling contest with a homer in the 12th inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and force a seventh game in the World Series.

1976 — The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series in four games with a 7-2 victory over the New York Yankees. Johnny Bench had two home runs for five RBIs. It was the Reds’ second straight championship and marked the first time a team had swept the playoffs and World Series.

1980 — The Philadelphia Phillies win the World Series for the first time in their 98-year history as they beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 in the sixth game.

1984 — Steve Cox of the Cleveland Browns kicks the second-longest field goal in NFL history, a 60-yarder against Cincinnati, but loses the battle of the field goals as Jim Breetch’s four give the Bengals a 12-9 win.

1998 — The New York Yankees close out their historic season with 3-0 victory at San Diego, sweeping the Padres in four games to win their record 24th World Series championship. The Game 4 victory gave the Yankees 125 wins against 50 losses — for a .714 winning percentage, the best in the majors since their Murderers’ Row club of 1927. Their AL-record 114 regular-season victories were the most for a champion.

2000 — In the first Subway Series since 1956, the New York Yankees earned a record 13th straight World Series victory, a 4-3 win over the New York Mets, surpassing their record set in the late 1920s.

2001 — Randy Johnson pitched seven solid innings to beat Atlanta 3-2 and send Arizona to its first World Series. The Diamondbacks reached the World Series faster than any expansion team, doing it in only their fourth year of existence.

2001 — Washington rookie Rod Gardner has six catches for 208 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown, in the Redskins’ 17-14 overtime win over Carolina.

2002 — Tim Salmon’s second homer of the game, a tiebreaking, two-run shot with two outs in the eighth inning, lifted the Anaheim Angels over the San Francisco Giants 11-10 and evened the World Series at 1-all.

2004 — MVP Albert Pujols hit a game-tying double, Scott Rolen followed with a home run and the St. Louis Cardinals suddenly erupted against Roger Clemens, startling the Houston Astros 5-2 to take Game 7 of the NL championship series.

2006 — A pair of rookies start in the World Series for the first time. Anthony Reyes pitches brilliantly into the ninth inning, to help St. Louis cruise past Detroit and Justin Verlander 7-2 in Game 1.

2006 — Michigan State rallies from a 35-point, third-quarter deficit to beat Northwestern 41-38 in the biggest comeback in NCAA Division I-A history. Brett Swenson kicks the winning 28-yard field goal with 13 seconds left following an interception by Travis Key.

2007 — Rob Bironas kicks an NFL-record eight field goals, the last a 29-yarder with no time left to give Tennessee a 38-36 win over Houston. Bironas adds two extra points to set the NFL record for most points by a kicker, with 26. The Texans, trailing 32-7, survive backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels’ four touchdown passes in the fourth quarter. Rosenfels’ fourth touchdown pass, a 53-yarder to Andre’ Davis to put Houston up 36-35 with 57 seconds to play, ties an NFL record.

2007 — Dustin Pedroia drove in five runs and Boston advanced to the World Series with an 11-2 win over Cleveland. The Red Sox, who rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the ALCS three years ago, came back from a 3-1 deficit against the Indians.

2007 — New England’s Tom Brady passes for 354 yards and a team-record six touchdowns in a 49-28 victory over Miami. The Patriots improve to 7-0 for the first time in franchise history and match an NFL record by winning each game by at least 17 points.

2009 — Olympic champion Liu Zige knocks a stunning 1.6 seconds off the world record in the women’s 200-meter butterfly at China’s National Games. Liu is timed in 2:01.81, eclipsing the previous world mark of 2:03.41 set by Australia’s Jessicah Schipper at the world championships in July.

2009 — Jayson Werth homers twice, Shane Victorino and Pedro Feliz also connect and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-4 in Game 5 to win their second straight NL pennant.

2012 — Tamika Catchings scores 25 points to help the Indiana Fever win their first WNBA title with an 87-78 victory over the Minnesota Lynx.

2012 — Tampa Bay’s Josh Freeman throws for 420 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-28 loss to New Orleans. Jonathan Vilma of New Orleans plays for the first time while appealing a season-long suspension for his role in the Saints bounty program.

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