Today In Sporting History

Posted: October 13, 2007 in Today in history

In 1903, Pirates beats Pilgrims now Red Sox 5 games to 3 in the 1st World Series. It was the beginning of one of the greatest show on planet earth

In 1972, Argentine Fairchild rugby team travelling to rugby match in Chile crashes in Andes Mountains. The survivors eat dead crash victims to survive. This was the first reported case of modern man eating.

In 1982, the IOC restores 2 gold medals from 1912 Olympics to Jim Thorpe, they were taken from him after it was discovered he had a professional stint in pro baseball. In his defence Thorpe insisted he played for the love of the game not money. Thorpe was awarded ABC’s Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Century.

In 1984, John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million. The horse died this week aged 31 years, may it rest in peace.

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