On This Day

October 1914 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 13 Baseball World Series: Boston Braves beat Philadelphia A's, 3-1 at Fenway Park for first 4-game sweep in WS history; 'Miracle Braves' last in NL July 4

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 7 Herman Keiser, American golfer (US Masters 1946), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • Oct 10 Tommy Fine, American baseball player, born in Cleburne, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Oct 19 Harold Gimblett, English cricket batsman (3 Tests, 1 x 50; 265 career FC sixes; Somerset CCC), born in Bicknoller, England (d. 1978)
  • Oct 23 Frank "Bruiser" Kinard, American football tackle and coach (Brooklyn (NFL), 1938-44; Navy (AAFC), 1945; NY Yankees (NFL), 1946-7), born in Pelahatchie, Mississippi (d. 1980)

Weddings in Sport

Babe Ruth

Oct 17 American baseball legend Babe Ruth (19) weds waitress Helen Woodford (17) at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Ellicott City, Maryland