October 1901 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 4 Charlie Barr skippered Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (UK), 3-0 on New York City Harbour in 11th America's Cup yachting challenge series

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Jimmie Reese, American baseball infielder and coach (LA Angels Hall of Fame), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Oct 7 Frank Boucher, Canadian Hockey HOF center (Ottawa Sens, Vancouver Maroons, NY Rangers), coach (Stanley Cup 1939–40 NY Rangers) and executive (GM NY Rangers), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1977)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 17 George Godfrey, Canadian Black heavyweight boxer known as Old Chocolate, dies of Tuberculosis at 48