On This Day

October 1884 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 3 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Jack Simpson wins in windy conditions by 4 strokes from fellow Scots Douglas Rolland and Willie Fernie
  • Oct 22 Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion
  • Oct 25 1st "World Championship" Baseball Series, Polo Grounds, NYC: Providence Grays (NL) beat NY Mets (American Association), 12-2 in 6 innings for 3 game sweep; game abandoned because of bitter cold

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 6 Lloyd Spooner, American marksman (Olympic-4 gold/1 silver/2 bronze-1920)
  • Oct 10 Ormy Pearse, South African cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in Australia 1910-11), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal (d. 1953)