On this Day in Sports History October 2
On this day in 1908, Cleveland Naps right-hander Addie Joss threw the fourth perfect game in major league history.
On this day in 1932, the New York Yankees won the World Series by sweeping the Chicago Cubs.
On this day in 1938, Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians struck out 18 batters in a single game.
On this day in 1947, Yogi Berra of the Yankees hit the first pinch-hit home run in World Series history, but his team would lose the game 9-8 to the Dodgers.
On this day in 1954, the New York Giants won their first World Series since 1933 when they sweep the Cleveland Indians.
On this day in 1968, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson set a World Series record by fanning 17 batters in a 4-0 win over the Tigers.
On this day in 1991, the Toronto Blue Jays clinched the AL East title.
On this day in 2001, Chicago Cubs outfielder Sammy Sosa became the first player in major league history to hit 60 homers in three seasons.
On this day in 1950, Bob Shaw Chicago Cardinals caught a record five touchdown passes in a 55-13 win over the Baltimore Colts.