Houston, Philadelphia set to add to MLB and NFL history

2 cities, 2 games, same day

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Fans in Houston and Philadelphia will have their eyes glued to televisions (or their phones) on Thursday. The Astros face the Phillies in Game 5 of the World Series at Citizens Bank Park. At about the same time, the Eagles will meet the Texans on Thursday Night Football.  This marks the seventh time such sports events have occurred between teams in the same cities on the same day.

Oct. 2, 1932

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MLB: Chicago Cubs vs New York Yankees

NFL: Chicago Bears vs Staten Island Stapletons

October 9, 1960

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MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Yankees

NFL: New York Giants at Pittsburgh Steelers

Oct. 12, 1975


MLB: Boston Red Sox at Cincinnati Reds

NFL: New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals

Oct. 16, 1988


MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Oakland Athletics

NFL: Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers

Oct., 11, 2009

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MLB: New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies

NFL: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles

Oct. 23, 2011

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MLB: St. Louis Cardinals vs Texas Rangers

NFL: St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys

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