October 1906 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 2 Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Oct 4 Chicago Cubs win their 116th game (116-36 .763) of year
  • Oct 5 Henry Mathewson (NY Giants, Christy's brother) walks 14 men
  • Oct 10 2nd College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 12-0 in Annapolis
  • Oct 11 White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game
  • Oct 14 All Chicago World Series, 1st AL victory, White Sox win 4 games to 2 Cubs losers share of $439.50 is lowest for World Series

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 11 Earl "Dutch" Clark, Colo, NFL hall of fame QB (Spartans, Detroit)
  • Oct 12 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • Oct 16 George Martin Lott Jr, tennis champ (1931 US Open runner-up)
  • Oct 17 Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • Oct 23 Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1924), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 30 Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (d. 1966)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 20 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants), dies at 67