On this Day in Sports History October 5
On this day in 1888, Pud Galvin of the Pittsburgh Alleghenys became the first professional pitcher to win 300 career games.
On this day in 1908, Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh won his 40th game of the season.
On this day in 1942, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Yankees in five games to win the World Series.
On this day in 2001, the Atlanta Braves won the NL East for the 10th straight year, becoming the first professional sports team to win that many division titles in a row.
On this day in 2001, the Seattle Mariners collected their 115th win of the season to set the American League record.
On this day in 2001, Barry Bonds hit his record 71st and 72nd home run of the season.
On this day in 2001, Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher to win 20 games in a season at 38-years-old.
On this day in 1969, New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey hit a 55-yard field goal.
On this day in 1985, Grambling coach Eddie Robinson won his record 324th game.