October 1919 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 World Series begins as a best of 9 affair, White Sox intentionally throw this series to satisfy gamblers (Black Sox Scandal)
  • Oct 3 Reds Adolfo Luque is 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series
  • Oct 6 White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series
  • Oct 19 Reds beat White Sox, 5 games to 3 in 16th World Series. This series is known as black sox scandal as 8 White Sox throw series
  • Oct 30 Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 8 Bill Anderson, cricketer (played in 1st NZ-Aust Test 1946)
  • Oct 10 Gerald Etheridge Gomez, cricketer (post-war WI all-rounder)
  • Oct 17 John Moroney, cricketer (Australian opener 1949-51)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 2 Ernest Halliwell, cricketer (South African wicketkeeper 1892-1904), dies
  • Oct 27 John Harry, cricket wicketkeeper (Aust one Test 1895, one catch), dies
  • Oct 28 Ted Wainwright, cricketer (Yorks stalwart, 5 Tests 1893-98), dies