This Day In Sport – October 19

They say we should use this time to learn something new – so we thought we’d offer up a history lesson free of charge!

We’re going to be recapping all the important sporting moments each and every day on the Ladbrokes Blog.

So if it’s AFL, NRL, Basketball, Cricket, Golf or even Wrestling, be sure to return each morning as we take a trip back through the history books to relive some of the great and important sporting moments in This Day In Sport!

2004 – Red Sox Force Game 7

Two reversed calls from the umpires resulted in the Boston Red Sox becoming the first team in baseball history to force the series to Game 7 after trailing 0-3 on this day in 2004.

Boston looked down for the count when they were 3 outs from being swept in Game 4, but some outstanding pitching from Curt Schilling, who played with a dislocated ankle tendon, beating the New York Yankees 4-2.

This would become known as the “bloody sock game” in Boston sports folklore.

The Red Sox would go on to win game 7, 10-3, and would sweep the Cardinals to win the World Series.

2002 – Northerly wins Caulfield Cup

Champion West Australian horse Northerly, triumphed in Australia’s most difficult 2400m handicap, the Caulfield Cup.

Guided by Greg Childs and with magnificent preperation by Fred Kersley, the horse known as the “Freak” carried the highest weight of any winner of the prestigeous race in 22 years.

But that burden was troubled for the champion gelding who went on to record a memorable victory and was the start of a famous spring carnival campaign.

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