On This Day

October 1911 in Sports History

Events in Sport


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Oct 6 Boston Rustlers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young's MLB farewell appearance is a letdown; loses 13-3 to Brooklyn Dodgers in his 906th game

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

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Oct 11 Ty Cobb (AL) and Frank Schulte (NL) are named inaugural MLB MVPs; prize is a car

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 Riccardo Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player, luger (Olympic bronze 1928, 48; took the Olympic oath 1948), born in St. Moritz, Switzerland (d. 1988)
  • Oct 1 Herman Hickman, American College Football Hall of Fame guard, coach and broadcaster (Army, Yale), born in Johnson City, Tennessee (d. 1958)
  • 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, Pro & College Football Hall of Fame end (Ohio State U) and coach (U of Cincinnati, LA Rams, Houston Oilers), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2003)