October 1911 in Sport

Events in Sport


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Oct 6 Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

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Oct 11 Ty Cobb (AL) & Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Oct 14 Largest baseball crowd ever 38,281 (Polo Grounds) see Giants beat A's, 2-1 (gate is record $77,379)
  • Oct 21 Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta Unions form Western Canada Rugby Football Union
  • Oct 26 Philadelphia A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Richard Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player and luger who took the Olympic oath in 1948 (d. 1988)
  • Oct 12 Vijay Merchant, Indian cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), born in Bombay, India (d. 1987)
  • Oct 12 Maribel Vinson, American figure skater (9 time US National Champion), born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • Oct 26 Sid Gillman, NFL hall of fame coach and player (LA, San Diego, Houston), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2003)