Saturday, October 31, 2020

 


On this day



In 1994, American tennis star Venus Williams made her professional debut as a 14 year old with a 6-3, 6-4 win over former NCAA champion and world No. 58 Shaun Stafford in the Bank of the West Classic in Oakland, California


In 1950, The Big Cat, Earl Lloyd became the first African-American to play a game in the NBA, scoring 6 points on debut for the Washington Capitols


In 1943, Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passed for 6 touchdowns vs Bkln (48-10)



CK Nayudu

Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, who was born in 1895, also known as CK, was the first captain of the Indian cricket team in Test matches. He played first-class cricket regularly till 1958, and returned for one last time in 1963 at the age of 68.

Friday, October 30, 2020

 


On this day



In 1974, Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in the 8th round in Kinshasa, Zaire; regained world heavyweight boxing title with famous "rope-a-dope" tactic


In 1974, California Angel Nolan Ryan threw fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)


In 1997, Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona announced his retirement from football on his 37th birthday



Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona who was born in 1960 is  retired footballer. He is an Argentine football manager. He also is currently the coach of Argentine Primera División club Gimnasia de La Plata. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

 


On this day



In 1910, Hamilton running back / kicker Ben Simpson landed CFL record 11 singles in Tigers 14-7 win over Montreal at Montreal AAA Grounds


In 1964, Bobby Simpson completed cricket century in each innings v Pakistan


In 2017, British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finished a distant 9th in Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. It was good enough to clinch his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship



Greg Blewett

Gregory Scott Blewett who was born on 29 October 1971 is a retired Australian international cricketer who played Test cricket and One-Day Internationals between 1995 and 2000.

Since retiring from professional cricket, Blewett has pursued a commentating career. In December 2013, Blewett became a member of the Fairfax Radio Network (FRN) commentary team that broadcast selected Test matches, One Day Internationals, the Big Bash League (BBL) and T20 International matches on network stations including 3AW Melbourne, 2UE Sydney, 4BC Brisbane, 6PR Perth and on digital radio.

Blewett was named fielding consultant of Australia for the one-day tri-series in Zimbabwe and for their matches against Pakistan in the UAE in 2014. He completed a level three coaching accreditation in 2014 and worked with Australia A and the National Performance Squad at the National Cricket Performance Centre in Brisbane.


Matthew Hayden

Matthew Lawrence Hayden AM who was born on 29 October 1971 is an Australian cricket commentator and former cricketer. His career spanned fifteen years. Hayden was a powerful and aggressive left-handed opening batsman, known for his ability to score quickly at both Test and one day levels.


Adam Bacher

Adam Marc Bacher who was born on 29 October 1973 in Johannesburg is a South African cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. He is the nephew of former South African captain and cricket chief Ali Bacher.


Michael Vaughan

Michael Paul Vaughan OBE who was born in 1974 is an English cricket commentator and former cricketer, who played all forms of the game. He served as England captain for the test team from 2003 to 2008, the one-day international team from 2003–2007, and was the first Twenty20 England captain from 2005–2007.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

 


On this day



In 1996, Goa defeated Karnataka to win their 1st Ranji Cricket Trophy game ever.


In 2012, American Serena Williams won her 3rd season ending tennis title; beating Maria Sharapova of Russia 6–4, 6–3 in the WTA Championship decider in Istanbul, Turkey.


In 2018, British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finished 4th in the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez to clinch his 5th Formula 1 World Drivers Championship.



Peter Cantrell

Peter Cantrell who was born on 28 October 1962 is a former Dutch cricketer. He has represented Queensland in the Australian domestic circuit. He also played 33 first class matches for Queensland and once for an Australian XI. Cantrell is best remembered as a substitute fielder who took two catches during the Australia v England Test Match at the Gabba during the 1990-91 Ashes series.

He had a short but prominent international career. He played all his five One Day Internationals for The Netherlands during the 1996 World Cup. He has scored 160 runs in his five ODIs with a decent average of 32. He was coach of the Netherlands for the 2007 World Cup.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

 


On this day



In 1961, American Basketball League started play


In 2013, German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit. It was his 4th straight F1 World Drivers Championship and 6th consecutive GP victory


In 2013, American Serena Williams won her 4th season ending tennis title; beating Li Na of China 2–6, 6–3, 6–0 in the WTA Championship final in Istanbul, Turkey



Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara who was born in the year 1977 on 27th October is a Sri Lankan cricket commentator, cricketer and former player and captain of the Sri Lanka national team. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He scored 28,016 runs in international cricket in all formats. His career spread over 15 years.

One of his career highlights was when he was involved in a world record batting partnership with Mahela Jaywardena in test cricket.

Monday, October 26, 2020

 


On this day



In 1863, Football Association was formed in England, standardizing soccer, splitting with rugby


In 1869, 1st American steeplechase horse race was held at Westchester, NY


In 1997, Jacques Villeneuve finished 3rd in European Grand Prix at Jerez, Spain. He became the first Canadian to win F1 World Drivers Championship. He won by 39 points from Michael Schumacher.



Ronnie Irani

Ronald Irani who was born in 1971 is a former England cricketer. He played Tests and ODIs for England. He played only three Tests for England, with decidedly mixed success, but found form in One Day Internationals.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

 


On this day



In 1621, Governor Bradford who was the head of the colony of American Plymouth disallowed sport on Christmas Day


In 1953, Cleveland Browns' QB Otto Graham set a club record with 4 fumbles


In 2015, British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won US F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas to clinch his second consecutive World Drivers Championship



Dipak Patel

Dipak Patel who was born in 1958 is a former New Zealand cricketer, who played 37 Tests and 75 One Day Internationals for the New Zealand cricket team.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

 


On this day



In 1963, Sandy Koufax was unanimous winner of Cy Young Award


In 2004, German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher finished 8th at season-ending Brazilian F1 Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace; his 5th straight World Drivers Championship, record 7th career world title. It also was Ferrari's 6th straight Constructors title


In 2018, Indian cricketer Virat Kohli became the 12th and the fastest-ever to score 10,000 runs in one day international matches, in just 205th innings



Ian Bishop

Ian Bishop is a Trinidadian cricket commentator and former cricketer. He was born in 1967. He played for the West Indies cricket team between 1988 and 1998 in Tests and ODIs.


Friday, October 23, 2020

 


On this day



In 1923, Babe Ruth made a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform


In 1964, Future undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier dominated German Hans Huber for an easy points win and the Olympic heavyweight gold medal in Tokyo


In 2008, Joe Sakic scored his final career goal no. 625 against the Edmonton Oilers



Pele

Edson Arantes do Nascimento also known as Pele, who was born in 1940, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a forward. He is regarded as one of the greatest player of all time. He was among the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

 


On this day



In 1878, The first rugby match under floodlights took place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.


In 1966, Ice Hockey legend Bobby Orr scored his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens)


In 2000, German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher won the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang which was his 4th straight race victory to finish the season; 3rd, and 1st of 5 straight F1 World Drivers Championships; which was won by 19 points from Mika Häkkinen.



Owais Shah

Owais Shah who was born in 1978 on this day is a former English cricketer. As a middle-order batsman, he played for Middlesex from 1996–2010. He played for Essex County Cricket Club from 2011 to 2013. He then announced his retirement from first-class cricket. He joined Hampshire for the NatWest t20 Blast in May 2014.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

 


On this day



In 1964, Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia ran a world record 2:12:11.2 to beat Briton Basil Heatley by more than 4 minutes to win the men's marathon at the Tokyo Olympics being the first athlete to win Olympic marathon twice


In 1986, Andy Flower made his 1st-class cricket debut; ZCU Presidents XI v Young WI


In 1993, Gary Kasparov defeated Nigel Short for chess championship



Geoffrey Boycott

Geoffrey Boycott, OBE who was born on the 21st of October in 1940, is a retired Test cricketer. He played cricket for Yorkshire and England. He had a prolific and sometimes controversial playing career from 1962 to 1986. He established himself as one of England's most successful opening batsmen.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

 


On this day



In 1963, Jim Brown set NFL single-season rushing record, 1,863 yds


In 1984, Islander's Mike Bossy recorded his 30th career hat trick-4 goals


In 2018, All-England Lawn Tennis Club announced tie break to be used when scores reach 12-12 in deciding set at Wimbledon



Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu formerly an international cricketer was born in 1963 on this day. He had a career spanning over 19 years after his first-class debut in 1981–82.


Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag is a former Indian cricketer. He was widely regarded as one of the most destructive batsmen of all time. He played as an aggressive right-handed opening batsman. He also bowled part-time right-arm off-spin. He played his first One Day International in 1999 and joined the Indian test team in 2001.

Monday, October 19, 2020

 


On this day



In 1966, Bobby Orr made his NHL regular-season debut for the Boston Bruins against the Detroit Red Wings


In 1974, Australian tennis star Evonne Goolagong won her first WTA Tour Championship; beating Chris Evert 6-3, 6-4 in the final


In 1986, Allan Border scored the 1,000,000th run in all test cricket (v India, Bombay)



Balbir Singh Senior

Balbir Singh Dosanjh was an Indian hockey player. He was a three-time Olympic gold medalist. He played a key role in India's wins in London in 1948, Helsinki in 1952 as a vice captain, and Melbourne in 1956 as captain in Olympics.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

 


On this day



In 1955, Track & Field named Jesse Owens all-time track athlete.


In 1977, Reggie Jackson hit 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth's series record.


In 2009, QB Tom Brady threw five second quarter touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans, an NFL record for touchdown passes in one quarter.



Stuart Law

Stuart Grant Law OAM who was born in 1968 is an Australian-born cricket coach and former cricketer. He played one Test and 54 One Day Internationals for Australia.

A memorable performance came in the 1996 World Cup Semi-Final on the pace friendly track at Mohali when he savaged Australia's 1st half Innings against the West Indies. Australia went on to win the match to play Sri Lanka in the final.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

 


On this day



In 1968, Zac Zorn, Stephen Rerych, Ken Walsh & Mark Spitz swam world record 3:31.7 in 4 x 100m freestyle relay to surpass the Soviet Union & Australia and win the gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics for the US mens team


In 1992, 1st Baseball World Series featuring non-American team took place. In Game 1, Toronto Blue Jays lost 3-1 to Braves at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium


In 1994, Kapil Dev played his final one-day international against West Indies


In 2008, Sachin Tendulkar became the highest run-scorer ever in test cricket. He beat Brian Lara's record. He passed 12,000 runs against Australia in Mohali



Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble who was born in 1970 is a former Indian cricketer, coach, and commentator. He played Tests and ODIs for 18 years. As right-arm leg spin bowler, he took 619 wickets in Test cricket and remains the third-highest wicket taker of all time.

One recalls him playing a test match even with a broken jaw for the cause of avoiding a loss.

Friday, October 16, 2020

 


On this day



In 1936, Lou Gehrig, was voted AL MVP by BBWAA


In 1978, Test debut of Kapil Dev took place in the match India v Pakistan at Faisalabad


In 2005, Renault driver Fernando Alonso won season-ending Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit. He became the first Spanish Formula 1 World Drivers champion. He won by 21 points from Kimi Raikkonen.



Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis was born on the 16th of October in the year 1975. He is a South African cricket coach and former cricketer. He was classical right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler. He is regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders of all time and South Africa's greatest batsman.

One can remember his crucial innings against the West Indies to give South Africa the ICC Knockout, in 1998 at Dhaka in Bangladesh.

He is known for his batting technique. He could score run a ball even through straight drives, cover drives and occasional pulls thus not compromising on the basics.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

 


On this day



In 1945, Baseball Attendance hit record 10.28 million (Tigers 1.28 is highest)


In 1965, Dodgers & Sandy Koufax won 7th game of 62nd World Series vs Twins


In 1989, Wayne Gretzky passed Gordie Howe as NHL's all time top scorer



Kulbir Bhaura

Kulbir Singh Bhaura is a British former field hockey player. He was in the gold winning Great Britain squad at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, he had won the bronze medal for his team.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

 


On this day



In 1964, Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches


In 2001, German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher won his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship by 58 points from David Coulthard; took out Japanese GP at Suzuka for 9th win of the season


In 2018, Afghan batsman Hazratullah Zazai became only the 6th player in cricket history (3rd in T20) to hit 6-sixes in an over; scoring 62 in 17 balls in Kabul Zwanan loss v Balkh Legends in Afghanistan Premier League

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

 


On this day



In 1987, West Indies scored a mammonth 360 for 4 wickets in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka


In 2002, Michael Schumacher won season ending Japanese F1 Grand Prix for his record 11th victory of the year & 3rd straight World Drivers Championship; title margin: 67 points from Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello


In 2019, Kenya's Brigid Kosgei set new world record of 2:14.04 for the women's marathon in Chicago, beating Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old mark


Ian Thorpe

Ian James Thorpe, AM who was born on 13 October in the year 1982 is an Australian retired swimmer who specialised in freestyle, also competing in backstroke and the individual medley. He has won five Olympic gold medals which is the most won by any Australian. He has three gold and two silver medals. He was the most successful athlete at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Monday, October 12, 2020

 


On this day



In 1979, Boston Celtics guard Chris Ford scored the first 3-point basket in NBA history in the 1st quarter. It was a 114-106 win against Houston at Boston Garden. The match also marked the debut of Boston rookie Larry Bird


In 1979, Future Basketball Hall of Fame forward Magic Johnson made his debut for Los Angeles Lakers at the San Diego Clippers. Lakers won 103-102.


In 1989, Dallas running back Herschel Walker was traded from Cowboys to Minnesota Vikings for 5 players and 6 future draft picks including future stars Emmitt Smith, Russell Maryland, Kevin Smith and Darren Woodson


In 2003, Michael Schumacher in a Ferrari finished 8th at the season-ending Japanese F1 Grand Prix at Suzuka; clinching 4th consecutive World Drivers Championship by 2 points from Kimi Raikonnen



Vijay Thakersey

Vijay Thackersey was an Indian cricketer born in 1911. He was a right-hand batter and occasional right-arm medium pace bowler. He played first-class cricket for Bombay cricket team. He also played 10 Test matches for India between 1929 and 1951.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

 


On this day



In 1902, There was commencement of 1st Test Cricket between South Africa & Australia


In 1923, Babe Ruth hit 2 HRs in a World Series game


In 1967, World Series record 3 consecutive HRs were hit by Carl Yastrzemski, Reggie Smith and Rico Petrocelli of the Boston Red Sox


In 1978, Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically made a strike out of Reggie Jackson in 9th



Ruslan Ponomariov

Ruslan Ponomariov is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster. He was born in the year 1983. He was FIDE World Chess Champion from 2002 to 2004. He won the Ukrainian Chess Championship in 2011. He was runner-up in the Chess World Cup 2005 and Chess World Cup 2009, He also reached the semi-finals in 2011 alongwith the quarterfinals in 2007.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

 


On this day



In 1899, African-American inventor Issac R. Johnson patented the bicycle frame


In 1994, NY Giants retire Lawrence Taylor's number 56


In 2004, having already clinched his record 7th F1 World Drivers Championship, German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher won a record 13th race of the season with victory at the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka



Sadashiv Patil

Sadashiv Patil was born in the year 1933. He was an Indian cricketer who played in one Test in 1955. He also played 36 First-class matches for Maharashtra.

Friday, October 9, 2020


On this day



In 1909, Ty Cobb stole home in World Series game


In 1921, Babe Ruth scored his 1st WS homer; in only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays


In 1976, Test Cricket debut of Javed Miandad (Pakistan), scored 163 on 1st day



Mahendra Nagamootoo

Mahendra Nagamootoo who was born in 1975 is a West Indian cricketer. He is the relative of both Rohan Kanhai and Alvin Kallicharan; two of the best ever West Indian batsmen of Indian descent. His brother Vishal also plays cricket for Guyana.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

 


On this day



In 1818, Two English boxers were first to use padded gloves


In 1995, Dolphin's Dan Marino broke Tarkenton's NFL career completions record


In 2000, German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher won Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka to clinch his 3rd, and 1st of 5 straight F1 World Drivers Championships



Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar was born in the year 1975. He is known for his fiery pace while bowling. He impressed Gary Kirsten in the nets in 1994. He eventually forayed into international cricket in 1997 in a Test and didn’t look behind.

He used to ball consistently close to 150 kph which other pacers in international cricket rarely achieved. One of his peak performances came when he bowled Nathan Astle in the World cup in 1999 in the semi-final against New Zealand.

His high pace was so effective that he did not require to swing, cut or move the ball like other of his teammates. His express pace was evident in the 1999 World Cup since there was used technology to measure the speeds of the deliveries of the bowlers. Other notable thing is that at such high pace the bowler does not need to swing the ball, it automatically happens.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

 


On this day



In 1928, Paavo Nurmi ran world record 10 miles (50:15.0)


In 1989, Rickey Henderson stole a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games)


In 2012, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas' NFL record for consecutive games with a TD pass (48) when he connected with Devery Henderson in Saints 31-24 win over San Diego at the SuperDome



Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan who was born in the year 1978 on the 7th of October is an Indian former cricketer. He played in all formats from 2000 till 2014. He was the second-most successful Indian pace bowler in Test cricket, behind Kapil Dev. He played from Baroda in the domestic circuit.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

 


On this day



In 1926, Babe Ruth became first MLB player to hit 3 home runs in a World Series game as NY Yankees beat St. Louis Cardinals, 10-5 in Game 4 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis


In 1978, Royals' George Brett hit 3 HRs, Yanks won championship game 3, 6-5


In 1983, Islander's Mike Bossy scored his 25th career hat trick



Richie Benaud

Richard Benaud who was born in the year 1930 was an Australian cricketer. After his retirement from international cricket in 1964 he became a highly regarded commentator on the game. Benaud was a Test cricket all-rounder. He combined leg spin bowling with lower-order batting aggression.


Tony Greig

Anthony William Greig who was born in the year 1946 was an England Test cricket captain He later turned into a commentator. He was born in South Africa. He qualified to play for the England cricket team by virtue of his Scottish parentage.

Monday, October 5, 2020

 


On this day



In 1915, Detroit Tigers speedster Ty Cobb stole his 96th base of the season in 5-0 loss to Cleveland Indians; stood as MLB record until 1962 (Maury Wills, 104)


In 2001, Barry Bonds hit his 71st and 72nd home runs in 11-10 loss v LA Dodgers at Pacific Bell Park; broke Mark McGwire's MLB single season HR record


In 2009, Australia won cricket's Champions Trophy at Centurion Park in Gauteng, South Africa by 6 wickets with 28 balls remaining versus New Zealand; chasing 200, Shane Watson was 105 not out in Australia's 206/4



Mashrafe Mortaza

Mashrafe Mortaza is a Bangladeshi international cricketer and politician. He is the former captain in all three formats of the game for the Bangladesh national cricket team. He is the member of the parliament Jatiya Sangsad from Narail-2.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

 


On this day



In 1980, Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt's 2-run homer off Stan Bahnsen in 11th inning gave Philadelphia, 6-4 win v Montreal and NL East title; Schmidt's 48th of the season; broke Eddie Mathews' single-season MLB record for 3rd basemen


In 1986, NY Yankees closer Dave Righetti saved both doubleheader games at Fenway Park for 5-3 and 3-1 wins v Boston; Righetti's MLB record 46th save


In 2001, SF Giants slugger Barry Bonds hit his 70th home run in 10-2 win v Houston; tied Mark McGwire for the most MLB home runs in a single season



David Brain

David Brain was born on this day in the year 1964. He was one of the pivots of Zimbabwe's bowling in the early 90s even though for a short period. He was an effective left-arm pacer who had the ability to seam the ball both ways. Since he was a left armer the angle helped him pick up scalps. With the bat, Brain was a touch too flashy but entertaining nonetheless, making him an entertaining package to have in the side. Brain was a part of Zimbabw's first ever Test win, that came at home against Pakistan. His international career lasted a mere three years with his peak being in the 1993-94 season where he literally spearheaded Zimbabwe's bowling.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

 


On this day


In 1965, Cubs lost season finale 6-3 to Pirates; Ernie Banks-Don Kessinger combined to tie MLB record of 3 triple plays in a season


In 1999, at St Louis 1st baseman Mark McGwire hit his 65th homer of the season in a rain shortened 9-5 win over Cubs at Busch Stadium; won 2nd straight HR title over Sammy Sosa, who hit his 63rd HR in same game


In 2001, After a 21-season career, Paul Coffey officially retired from the NHL, having won 4 Stanley Cups with Edmonton Oilers, finishing 2nd on all-time list for points by defensemen (1,531 in 1,409 games), and playing in 14 All-Star Games


In 2001, San Diego outfielder Rickey Henderson scored a run in the 3rd inning of the Padres' 12-5 loss to LA Dodgers to tie the MLB record of 2,245 runs scored held by the legendary Ty Cobb



Ray Lindwall

Raymond Russell Lindwall who was born in the year 1921 was a cricketer who played for Australia in 61 Tests from 1946 to 1960. He is considered to be one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. He also played top-flight rugby league football with St. George. He appeared in two grand finals for the club. Afterwards he retired and fully concentrated on Test cricket.

Friday, October 2, 2020

 


On this day



In 1921, New York Yankees outfielder Babe Ruth hit then record 59th HR in 7-6 win over former club Boston Red Sox at Polo Grounds


In 1947, New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra hit the first pinch-hit home run in Baseball World Series history off Ralph Branca in the 7th inning of a 9-8 loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 3


In 1974, Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron hit his final home run as a member of the Atlanta Braves, in a 13-0 drubbing of the Cincinnati Reds; Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat


In 2001, Cubs right fielder Sammy Sosa became first player in MLB history to total 60 home runs in three seasons; Chicago slugger connected off Reds starter Lance Davis to reach milestone in 5-4 loss



Tom Moody

Thomas Moody who was born in the year 1965 on the same day and month is an Australian cricket coach, commentator and former international cricketer. He coached the IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad till 2019. He has been appointed head coach of the Bangladesh Premier League franchise Rangpur Riders for the next three seasons of the tournament from 2017 as well as the head coach of the Multan Sultans in the PSL starting from 2018.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

 


On this day



In 1903, First Baseball World Series game ever played; Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Americans 7-3 at Huntington Avenue; Jimmy Sebring hits first home run; Deacon Phillippe is winning pitcher and Cy Young the loser


In 1924, Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi ran a world record 4 mile (19:15.4) & 5 mile (24:06.2)at Vilpuri, Russia


In 1961, NY Yankees right-fielder Roger Maris became MLB’s all-time home run leader when he passed Babe Ruth's mark with No. 61 off Boston rookie Tracy Stallard in 1-0 win at Yankee Stadium


In 1988, Steffi Graf beat Gabriela Sabatini 6-3, 6-3 to win the women's singles tennis gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; clinched first and only Golden Slam in history (Grand Slam & Olympics)



Shahriar Nafees

Shahriar Nafees Ahmed who was born in 1985 on  this day is a Bangladeshi cricketer. He plays all formats of the game. He is also a former Twenty20 International captain for Bangladesh. He is a left-handed opening batsman. He made his One Day International debut for Bangladesh in 2005 against England. Later in the same year played his first Test.

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