October 1916 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 2 Pitching in his 3rd start in 5 days, Philadelphia Phillies right hander Grover Cleveland Alexander records his 20th century MLB record 16th shutout of year, a 2-0 win v Boston Braves

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Oct 7 Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeat Cumberland 222-0, most lopsided score in the history of US college football

American Football Coach John Heisman
American Football Coach
John Heisman

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Oct 9 Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 10 In Game 3, Charlie Ebbets becomes the 1st owner to raise the price of World Series grandstand seats to $5-up from $3
  • Oct 12 Boston Red Sox beat Bkln Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 13th World Series

Sport awardGolf Major

Oct 14 1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes wins at Siwanoy Country Club, Bronxville, New York

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • Oct 16 Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson given $5,000 bonus

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 6 Tommy Lawton, footballer
  • Oct 30 Leon Day, American baseball player (d. 1995)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 9 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (21) weds Maxine Gates in Farmington, Utah

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey