September 30, 1927- Outfielder Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees hits his 60th home run of the season, breaking his own record and setting a mark that would last until 1961.
September 30, 1972- Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente collects the 3,000th and final hit of his career, three months before dying in a plane crash while on an earthquake relief mission.
October 1, 1903- The American League's Boston Pilgrims play the National League's Pittsburgh Pirates in the first World Series game.
October 1, 1961- American baseball player Roger Maris breaks the record for the most home runs in one season.
October 3, 1974- Frank Robinson is named manager of the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black American to take charge of a major league baseball team.
October 5, 1921- The WJZ radio station in Newark, New Jersey, broadcasts the first radio play-by-play coverage of the World Series, between the New York Giants and the New York Yankees.
October 5, 2001- Slugger Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants sets the single-season record for home runs with his 71st and 72nd. Bonds hits number 73 two days later in the season's final game.