On This Day

October 1906 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 2 Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns KOs American challenger 'Fireman' Jim Flynn in 15 rounds to retain his title in Los Angeles, California

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Oct 4 Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburg Pirates, 4-0 to end MLB season at 116-36 with .763 winning percentage; unmatched since
  • 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 Dutch Clark, American NFL hall of fame QB (Spartans, Detroit), born in Fowler, Colorado (d. 1978)
  • 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 Lott, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Oct 17 Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • Oct 25 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (World Heavyweight Champion 1933-34), born in Sequals, Italy (d. 1967)
  • Oct 30 Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion, born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1966)

Deaths in Sport

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