What Happened on November 1, 1938

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • German colonel-general Gerd von Runstedt retires
  • NL batting champion Ernie Lombardi of the Cincinnati Reds is named National League MVP; first catcher MVP; Boston Red Sox 1st baseman Jimmie Foxx takes AL award
  • Seabiscuit, with George Woolf aboard, beats 1937 Triple Crown winner War Admiral by 3 lengths in Pimlico track record time to win $15,000 in what is regarded as one of the greatest match races in horse racing history