On this Day in Sports History October 12
On this day in 1967, St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Lou Brock became just the third player to record three steals in a World Series game.
On this day in 1967, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series in seven games.
On this day in 1972, the A’s won their first pennant since 1931, defeating the Tigers in five games.
On this day in 2010, the Texas Rangers won their first playoff series, beating the Tampa Bay Rays in five games in the ALDS.
On this day in 1986, Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton became the first NFL player to record 20,000 career all-purpose yards.
On this day in 1997, Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders moved into fourth place on the all-time rushing list with 12,513 yards, passing Jim Brown.