On this Day in Sports History October 3
On this day in 1951, Bobby Thomson of the New York Giants hit a walk-off home run off of Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca. The shot sent the Giants to the World Series and is now referred to as the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World.”
On this day in 1974, Frank Robinson became the first African-American manager in major league history.
On this day in 2001, Barry Bonds walked for the 171st time breaking Babe Ruth‘s single-season record.
On this day in 2012, Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers accomplished the first Triple Crown since 1967. He finished with a .330 batting average, 44 homers and 139 RBIs.
On this day in 1920, the Dayton Triangles defeated the Columbus Panhandles 14-0 in what is considered the first game between two NFL (formally known as the American Pro Football Association) teams.