Back in Time: October 5
Drawing lots out of a hat for three members of the defunct Chicago Stags franchise, Boston Celtics owner Walter Brown and Coach Red Auerbach select point guard Bob Cousy. The $8,500 price tag for Cousy paid dividends of six NBA Championships for Boston.
Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's record with his 15th World Series home run. The Yankees slugger turns around a Sandy Koufax fastball in the seventh inning to tie the score, but the blast isn't enough to stave off the Dodgers' Fall Classic sweep of the Bronx Bombers.
Grambling's Eddie Robinson wins his 324th football game, passing Bear Bryant for the all-time record.
On the last day of the season, 38-year-old Jamie Moyer (20-6) becomes the oldest first-time 20-game winner when the Mariners beat Texas at Safeco Field, 6-2.
The Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves in five games to claim their first postseason series victory since the 1908 World Series.
Born on this Day
Barry Switzer (1937) Mike Conley (1962) Michael Andretti (1962) Trace Armstrong (1965) Patrick Roy (1965) Mario Lemieux (1965, pictured) Fredrik Olausson (1966) Rex Chapman (1967) Thomas Randolph (1970) Anthony Phillips (1970) Dan Plante (1971) Chris Whitney (1971) Chad Lewis (1971) Grant Hill (1972) Jesse Palmer (1978)