On this Day in Sports History October 13
On this day in 1903, the Boston American won the first modern World Series by defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in eight games.
On this day in 1960, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Yankees on a Bill Mazeroski walk-off home run in Game 7. The win gave the Pirates their first World Series Championship since 1925.
On this day in 1970, Dave McNally of the Baltimore Orioles became the only pitcher in major league history to hit a grand slam in the World Series.
On this day in 1971, the first World Series night game was played and televised by NBC. The Orioles beat the Pirates 4-3 in Game 4.
On this day in 1993, the Philadelphia Phillies won the NL pennant by defeating the Braves, 6-3.
On this day in 2002, the Anaheim Angels beat the Minnesota Twins to advance to their first World Series.
On this day in 1985, New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms threw for 513 yards on 62 attempts against the Cincinnati Bengals.
On this day in 1985, Tony Dorsett passed the 10,000 career rushing yard mark, making him just the sixth player to achieve the feat.