Monthly Archives: October 2014

Michael Jordan is back…. again

On October 30, 2001, basketball superstar Michael Jordan came out of his three year retirement to join the Washington Wizards lost 93-91 to the New York Nicks. Jordan made seven of 21 field goal attempts and scored 19 points in his return. The Wizards led 43-40 half time but were unable to maintain a lead […]

Wilt “The Stilt” NBA debut

On October 24, 1959, Wilt Chamberlian made his NBA debut with the Philadelphia Warriors and scored 43 points to help claim a 118-109 victory over the New York Knicks. Chamberlian stood at 6-foot-11 in high school, when a reporter originally called him “The Stilt” and the name stuck with him throughout his career. Hundreds of college […]

A walk-off World Series win

On October 23, 1993,  Toronto Blue Jay, Joe Carter became the second player in Major League Baseball to help his team to a World Championship with a walk-off home run. Carter’s three run homer gave the Blue Jays a 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in game six of the series. Devon White, Paul Molitor and […]

Shoeless Jo indicted

On October 22, 1920, eight players on the Chicago White Sox and five gamblers were indicted on nine counts of conspiracy and fraud. One of the players was 32-year-ols Shoeless Joe Jackson who spent five seasons with the Chicago White Sox. The nickname was given to him after he took his uncomfortable shoes off for […]

The Magic returns

On October 16, 1992, Magic Johnson returned to the NBA andthe Los Angeles Lakers in an attempted comeback after being diagnosed with HIV and being named MVP of the Dream Team. httpsv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEjNk6tdwC8 Johnson was the last on the Lakers to have his name announced before the game, but he received a roaring, standing ovation. He […]

A pitcher’s world series grand slam

On October 13, 1970, Baltimore Oriole, Dave McNally, became the first, and only, pitcher to hit a home run during a World Series match-up. McNallly hit the ball out of the park with two outs in the sixth inning. His RBIs helped the Orioles claim a 9-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. […]

Lila Ali goes pro

On October 8, 1999, Laila Ali, daughter of the legend Mohammad Ali made her professional debut at the Turning Stone Casino on the Oneida Indian Nation in Verona, New York. Ali’s opponent, April Fowler was participating in her second professional fight and lasted 31 seconds in the ring. The matchup was not set up to demonstrate Ali’s skill […]