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Events in Sport

  • Oct 5 Red Sox defeat A's 3-0 for then AL record 105th win
  • Oct 15 Red Sox Tris Speaker's makes only world series unassisted double play, from the outfield
  • Oct 16 Boston beats NY Giants, 4 games to 3 with a tie in 9th World Series
  • Oct 20 Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record marathon (2:29:39.2)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 14 Jack Crapp, cricketer (England batsman 1948-49)
  • Oct 14 Jack Young, English cricketer (Middlesex & England slow left-armer post-WW2)
  • Oct 25 Jack Kent Cooke, Canadian entrepreneur, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 1997)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 19 E. B. Dwyer, Austalian-born cricketer (Sussex bowler 1906-09), dies at 36