What happened in sport: October 4, 2021

2020: Miami Heat SF Jimmy Butler had 1 of the best Finals Achievements in NBA History as he became the 1st player with 40+ PTS/13+ AST/11+ REB to get the Heat back into the series and record the 1st 40-pt triple-double with 50+ FG% (70%) in history of the NBA Finals

2020: San Francisco 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk made a memorable play on SNF against the Eagles where he went born completely in the air on an obstacle in the end zone

2019: Minnesota Twins set the MLB record for most consecutive losses after the season (14) after losing 10-4 to the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the ALDS. NYY’s 11 consecutive playoff wins over MIN were also the t-most vs. a single franchise ever

2018: New England Patriots QB Tom Brady became only 3rd in NFL history (Brett Favre, Peyton Manning) to hit 500 career TD passes, connecting with Josh Gordon in a win over the Indianapolis Colts

2016: Toronto Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion hit a runout HR in the AL Wild Card Game to lead the Blue Jays over the Orioles. Toronto would eventually lose for the 2nd consecutive season in the ALCS

2003: 7-6 up in NLDS Game 4 against the reigning NL champion San Francisco Giants, Florida Marlins C Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez held on to a game at the plate for the last out in an iconic ending to advance to the NLCS while winning the World Series

2001Rickey Henderson’s San Diego Padres Scored His 2,245th Career Run, Breaking Ty Cobb’s All-Time MLB Record

2001: San Francisco Giants OF Barry Bonds hit his 70th Home Run of the season, tying Mark McGwire’s single-season record

1987: The first “Scab Sunday” occurred, as NFL owners used replacement players to run for the rest of the season, despite the players’ strike

1962: San Francisco Giants OF Willie Mays scored in the 2nd inning to end New York Yankees SP Whitey Ford’s World Series record of 33.2 consecutive scoreless innings

1959: The World Series was played west of St. Louis, MO for the first time in MLB history as the Dodgers host the Chicago White Sox in Los Angeles, California

1955: By beating the New York Yankees 2-0 in Game 7, the Brooklyn Dodgers finally won their 1st World Series in franchise history. It was the only title in Brooklyn, as the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles just 3 years later and won it their second year there.

1906Chicago Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates for their 116th win of the season (116-36, 73.6%), an all-time MLB record that still stands

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