Los Angeles Rams defensive end Fred Dryer becomes the first player to record two safeties in one game in the Rams' 24-7 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
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In the bottom of 12th inning of Game Six at Fenway Park, Red Sox backstop Carlton Fisk hits one of the most dramatic home runs in major league history forcing a seventh game with the Reds.
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In Game 6 in front of 65,838 fans at Veterans Stadium, the Phillies win their first World Series ever in the 98-year history of the franchise by defeating the Royals, 4-1. Winning pitcher Steve Carlton limits Kansas City to 4 hits in seven innings and Tug McGraw hurls the last two frames to pick up the save.
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Boston's Ray Bourque becomes the fifth defenseman in NHL history to play in 1,300 regular-season games.
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New York Yankees
Defeating the Padres, 3-0, in Game 4, the Yankees sweep the Padres to win their 24th World Series championship. It is the 125th victory for the Bronx Bombers this season.
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