On This Day

October 1912 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 5 Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Athletics, 3 - 0 for their 105th win of the MLB season, an AL record until 1927 Yankees 110
  • Oct 5 NY Highlanders last game at Hilltop stadium; beat Washington, 8-6; Brooklyn Dodgers last game at Washington Park; lose 1-0 v NY Giants
  • 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, English cricketer (England batsman 1948-49), born in St Columb Major, Cornwall, England (d. 1981)
  • Oct 14 Jack Young, English cricketer (Middlesex & England slow left-armer post-WW2), born in Paddington, London (d. 1993)
  • 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