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This Day in Sports History — October 26

1996 World Series
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on October 26:

1951 — Rocky Marciano knocked out Joe Louis in the eighth round of their fight at Madison Square Garden in New York. (More info)

1980 — Alberto Salazar won the first of his three consecutive New York City marathons in a time of 2 hours 9 minutes 41 seconds. (More info)

1985 — Don Denkinger blew a call at first base that led to a two-run Game 6 rally for the Kansas City Royals evening the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Royals Stadium. (More info)

1996 – The New York Yankees won their 23rd World Series championship — and first in 18 years — beating the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium. (More info)

1997 — Edgar Renteria’s single scored Craig Counsell in the bottom of the 11th inning of Game 7, and the Florida Marlins beat the Cleveland Indians for their first World Series title. (More info)

2000 — The New York Yankees beat the New York Mets, 4-2, in Game 5 to clinch their third straight World Series championship. (More info)

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