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October 26
1911 Danny Murphy of Philadelphia had four hits as the Athletics beat the New York Giants 13-2 to win the World Series in six games.
1949 Bill Shoemaker rode his first stakes victory, the George Marshall Claiming Handicap at Bay Meadows, aboard a five-year old horse named AL.
1951 Joe Louis was defeated by Rocky Marciano in a heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
1960 The American League approved the move of the Washington Senators to Minnesota and announced the first baseball expansion of the 20th century with 1961 franchises for Washington and Los Angeles.
1980 Alberto Salazar, a native of Cuba, won the New York City Marathon.
1980 Baltimore Colts quarterback Bert Jones set an NFL record by getting sacked 12 times in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
1989 Paul Tagliabue was elected NFL commissioner.
1990 Jockey Julie Krone rode her 2,000th career winner, aboard John Forbes-trained Rainbow Quartz, at the Meadowlands.
1990 Wayne Gretzky became the first player in history to register 2,000 points with his assist to Tomas Sandstrom in the first period of the Los Angeles Kings game against the Winnipeg Jets.
1993 NFL unanimously voted to award an NFL franchise to a group from Charlotte, headed by ex-player Jerry Richardson.
1996 Cigar, bidding to become the first horse to win the coveted Breeder's Cup twice in a row, finished a disappointing third to Alphabet Soup.
1996 The New York Yankees won their record 23rd World Championship and their first since 1978 with a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
1997 Edgar Renteria's line single up the middle drove in Craig Counsell with the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning, gave the Florida Marlins a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians in the seventh game of the World Series.
1997 The Tampa Bay Lightning fired their first and only head coach Terry Crisp after the club got off to a 2-7-2 start.
1997 Jaime Moreno and Tony Sanneh each scored to help Washington D.C. United repeat as MLS Champions with a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids.
1997 New York's Wayne Gretzky set up a pair of goals giving him 1,851 assists for his career. That edged him past Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, who had 1,850 total points for his career.
1998 The Mets and All-Star catcher Mike Piazza agreed to a seven-year, $91 million contract, the richest deal in baseball history.
2000 The New York Yankees became the first team in more than a quarter- century to win three straight World Series championships, beating the New York Mets, 4-2.
2005 Freddy Garcia threw seven shutout innings and Jermaine Dye singled home the lone run of the game in the eighth, as the Chicago White Sox completed a four-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 1-0 victory to claim the World Series title for the first time in 88 years.
2009 The San Diego Padres named Jed Hoyer their new general manager.
2010 Playing in his Miami Heat debut, LeBron James scored 31 points vs. the Celtics, but lost the game, 88-80.
2010 The Lakers opened defense of their world championship with a 112-110 win over the Houston Rockets.
2013 Darrell Wallace Jr. became just the second African-American driver in NASCAR history to win a national touring series race after taking the Kroger 200 Camping World Truck Series event at Martinsville Speedway.
Birthdays Mark Sweeney (1971) - MLB player.
As of October 25, 2014, at 06:01 PM ET

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