On this Day in Sports History October 8
On this day in 1927, the New York Yankees sweep the Pittsburgh Pirates to win the World Series.
On this day in 1956, New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen threw the only perfect game in World Series history, defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers, 2-0.
On this day in 1959, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago White Sox to win the World Series in six games.
On this day in 2000, the New York Mets sweep the Giants to advance to the NLCS against the Cardinals.
On this day in 1933, Cliff Battles of the Boston Redskins became the first player to rush for 200 yards in a game.