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This Day in Sports History — October 24

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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on October 24:

1857 — Sheffield Football Club, the world’s first soccer team, was formed in England. (More info.)

1959 — Wilt Chamberlain scored 43 points and grabbed 28 rebounds in his NBA debut as the Philadelphia Warriors beat the New York Knicks, 118-109, at Madison Square Garden. (More info.)

1982 — Steffi Graf played her first professional tennis match at Stuttgart, Germany, losing, 6–4, 6–0, to Tracy Austin. (More info.)

1992 — The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves, 4-3 in 11 innings, in Game 6 of the World Series to become the first team based outside the United States to win the world championship. (More info.)

1998 — Ricky Williams of the University of Texas arrived at 428 career points to become the leading scorer in NCAA Division I-A history after his two touchdowns helped the Longhorns beat Baylor, 30-20. (More info.)

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