At Forbes Field, Bill Mazeroski's dramatic ninth inning home run off Yankee hurler Ralph Terry breaks up a 9-9 tie and ends one of the most exciting seven-game World Series ever played.
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In the first World Series night game ever played, the Pirates defeat the Orioles, 4-3 as Roberto Clemente collects three hits at Three Rivers Stadium.
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Tony Dorsett becomes the sixth player in NFL history to rush for 10,000 yards as the Cowboys defeat Pittsburgh 27-13 win at Texas Stadium.
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Anaheim Mighty Ducks
The Walt Disney owned Anaheim Mighty Ducks play their first NHL game, a 4-3 victory over Edmonton.
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Nick Lowery of the New York Jets breaks Jan Stenerud's NFL field goal record of 374. The three-time Pro Bowler would retire with 384 career field goals.
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New York Yankees
Being down 2-0 in best-of-five series to the A's, Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter backs up an errant relay throw down the first base and flipping it home to cut down Jeremy Giambi, the potential tying run. It will be remembered as one of the best defensive plays in post season history.
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Born on this Day
Ed Matthews (1931) Jerry Jones (1942) Reggie Theus (1957) Derek Harper (1961) Jerry Rice (1962) Trevor Hoffman (1967) Sean O'Donnell (1971) Summer Sanders (1972) Matt Hughes (1973) Brian Dawkins (1973) Paul Pierce (1977) Jermaine O'Neal (1978)
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