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October 30
1937 Sir Barton, the first American Triple Crown winner, died at the age of 21.
1966 Boston's Jim Nance rushed for 208 yards and a pair of touchdowns en route to a 24-21 win over the Oakland Raiders.
1973 Mets pitcher Tom Seaver won the Cy Young Award and became the first to do so with less than 20 wins for the season.
1974 Muhammad Ali regained his heavyweight championship belt by scoring a knockout of George Foreman in Zaire.
1975 Boston's John Bucyk registered his 500th career goal in the Bruins 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues.
1977 Chicago's Walter Payton rushed for 205 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Bears defeated the Green Bay Packers, 26-0.
1993 Erin Whitten was the winning goaltender in Toledo's 6-5 win over Dayton in the East Coast League. The unusual thing about this is that Whitten is the first woman goaltender in professional hockey to get credit for a win.
1994 Village Jiffy won the Stewart Fraser Memorial Pace in 1:53.2 at Northlands Park in Edmonton.
1996 The Philadelphia Phillies named Terry Francona their new manager.
2001 Michael Jordan returned to the NBA after a three-year absence, this time playing for the Washington Wizards. He scored 19 points, but the Wizards lost to the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, 93-91.
2001 The Los Angeles Lakers opened defense of their World Championship with a 98-87 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
2004 Undefeated Ghostzapper led every step of the way as he easily captured the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Lone Star Park.
2007 The Dallas Cowboys signed QB Tony Romo to a six-year contract extension worth $67.5 million.
2007 The New York Yankees named Joe Girardi their new manager.
2007 Los Angeles Dodgers manager Grady Little resigned.
2008 The Milwaukee Brewers named Ken Macha their new manager.
2012 Louisville announced that it has extended the contract of head basketball coach Rick Pitino through the 2021-2022 season.
2013 The Boston Red Sox won their third World Series championship in the past 10 seasons. When they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in game 6, 6-1.
2013 Florida Atlantic head football coach Carl Pelini resigned effective immediately following media reports of illegal drug use by he and an assistant.
Birthdays Ed Delahanty (1867) - MLB Hall of Fame player.
As of October 30, 2014, at 09:39 AM ET

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