October 1927 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 7 Yank Herb Pennock retires 1st 22 Pirates in World Series game
  • Oct 8 NY Yankees sweep Pirates in 24th World Series

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Oct 11 Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 6 Alice Bauer, LPGA golfer
  • Oct 8 Torbjorn Falkanger, Norway, took Olympic oath (1952)
  • Oct 10 Clairmonte Depeiaza, cricketer (world record partnership v Aust 1955)
  • Oct 15 Bill Henry, Alice, TX, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds), (d. 2014)
  • Oct 18 Ramesh Divecha, cricketer (eleven wickets for India in early 50's)
  • Oct 25 Franklin "Bud" Held, javelin world champ (1949, 51, 53-55)
  • Oct 25 Hedley Keith, cricketer (solid left-handed for South Africa in the 1950's)
  • Oct 29 Frank A Sedgman, tennis champ (US Open-1951)
  • Oct 30 Joseph Wilbur Adcock, manager/player (Braves)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 22 Ross Youngs, Hall of Fame baseballer, dies of Bright's disease at 30