October 8, 1956 - Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the only perfect game in World Series history for a 2 - 0 triumph over the Brooklyn Dodgers. Sal Maglie, the opposing pitcher, gave up five hits. This would be the only post season no hitter until Roy Halladay's gem for the Phillies against Cincinnati on October 6th 2010. Read more on Don Larsen - http://www.thebaseballpage.com/players/larsedo01/bio
October 8, 1973 - Rusty Staub's two home runs powered the New York Mets to a 9 - 2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and a 2-1 lead in the NLCS. Pete Rose of the Reds and Bud Harrelson of the Mets scuffled at second base in the fifth inning after Rose slid hard into the base. The benches cleared and when the dust settled, the 140 pound Harrelson ended up on losing end of both conflicts.
October 8, 1989 - The Oakland Athletics beat Toronto 4 - 3 in Game Five of their AL division series to advance to the World Series for the second straight year. Rickey Henderson, who hit .400 with eight stolen bases, was named Series MVP. Read more on Rickey Henderson and 1989 ALCS - http://www.thebaseballpage.com/players/henderi01/bio
October 8, 1919 - Ed Cicotte pitched Game Seven of the World Series and the Chicago White Sox played like they meant it. Joe Jackson and Happy Felsch drove in two runs each for a 4 - 1 win to cut the Cincinnati Reds lead of four games to three in the best-of-nine Series.