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This Day in Sports History — October 23

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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on October 23:

1921 — The Green Bay Packers played their first NFL game, a 7-6 win over Minneapolis. (More info.)

1945 — The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Negro league baseball star Jackie Robinson to play with the team’s Montreal farm club. (More info.)

1993 — Joe Carter of the Blue Jays hit a game-winning, three-run homer off Mitch Williams of the Philadelphia Phillies, giving Toronto an 8-6 victory in Game 6 of the World Series and a second straight world championship. (More info.)

1994 — NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt won his seventh Winston Cup season championship, tying the record held by Richard Petty. (More info.)

1996 — The New York Yankees set a record by coming back from a six-run deficit in a World Series game and beating the Atlanta Braves, 8-6, in Atlanta. (More info.)

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