On this Day in Sports History October 26
On this day in 1911, the Philadelphia A’s defeated the Giants 13-2 to win the World Series in six games.
On this day in 1940, Detroit Tigers left fielder Hank Greenberg won the AL MVP with a .340 batting average, 41 home runs and 150 RBIs.
On this day in 1950, New York Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto won the AL MVP with a .324 batting average, seven homers and 66 RBIs.
On this day in 1985, major league umpire Don Dendinger made the worst call of his career in the biggest moment of the World Series. Dendinger called Jorge Orta of the Royals safe, when it’s obvious that the throw beat him and Todd Worrell tagged the bag before Orta got there. An out and the Cardinals win the World Series, but instead the Royals won on a walk-off single and won game seven also.
On this day in 1997, the Florida Marlins became the youngest expansion team to win the World Series, defeating the Indians in seven games.
On this day in 2005, the Chicago White Sox sweep the Houston Astros to win the World Series.
On this day in 1980, Baltimore Colts quarterback Bert Jones was sacked 12 times in a 17-10 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The 12 sacks set a record.