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.

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