October 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Deaths in Sport

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