With fall weather officially setting in, baseball playoffs kicking into high gear, college football and pro football several weeks into their seasons, there’s no better time of year to be a sports fan. On this day in sports history, there were a lot of great moments that took place and here are a few of them:
1947 – Larry MacPhail resigns as GM of New York Yankees. Shortly after winning the 1947 World Series, Yankees GM Larry MacPhail announced his resignation. During his tenure he instilled some great innovations in baseball, including helping to make night games a reality.
1952 – The New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-2, in Game 7 of the World Series at Ebbets Field, clinching their fourth straight world championship.
1984 – Chicago Bears great, Walter Payton sets rushing mark running for 154 yards at Soldier Field, moving him past Jim Brown on the all-time rushing list. Payton ended the game 88 yards clear of Brown and he would finish his career with 17,726 rushing yards.
1984 – Baseball umpires returned from a labor strike to work Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, won by the San Diego Padres over the Chicago Cubs.
1992 – Tampa Bay Lightening plays its first game. On this day in 1992 the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL franchise made its debut, beating the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 7-3.
2001 – Rickey Henderson gets 3,000th hit of his career. Playing for the San Diego Padres at the time, Henderson would finish his career in 2003 with 3055 hits.
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