October 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 Chicago Cubs clinch NL pennant
  • Oct 6 Yanks Lefty Gomez sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss
  • Oct 9 Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game
  • Oct 9 NY Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 J Bert Sonnier, race horse trainer
  • Oct 1 Les Scheinflug, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • Oct 8 Frederick S Stolle, tennis champ (US Open-1966)
  • Oct 8 Penny Pitou, US, skier (Olympic-2 silvers-1960)
  • Oct 12 Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster
  • Oct 13 Mahboob Shah, cricketer (Pakistani Test umpire on intl panel)
  • Oct 25 Robert Webster, diver (Oly-gold-1960, 64), born in Berkeley, California
  • Oct 28 Peter Carlstein, cricketer (South African Test batsman 1958-64)
  • Oct 31 Rives McBee, PGA golfer (1989 RJR Bank One Classic), born in Denton, Texas

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 10 Martin Bladen, cricketer (the 7th Lord Hawke), dies
  • Oct 12 Hugh Massie, cricketer (9 Tests for Australia 1881-85, capt), dies