October 1919 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 Infamous 'Black Sox' Baseball World Series begins with Cincinnati Reds' Dutch Ruether pitching a 6-hitter and hitting 3 RBI on 2 triples and a single for a 9-1 rout of White Sox
  • Oct 3 Cuban Dolf Luque becomes first Hispanic player to appear in Baseball World Series; pitches 1 inning of relief in Cincinnati Reds' 3-0 defeat to Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park
  • Oct 6 Chicago White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a Baseball World Series in Game 5 vs Cincinnati Reds; angered when pitchers Eddie Cicotte & Lefty Williams refuse to follow his signals during 5-0 loss
  • Oct 9 Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds beat Chicago White Sox, 10-5 at Comiskey Park for a 5-3 series victory; due to 'Black Sox Scandal' last WS to take place without a Commissioner of Baseball in place
  • Oct 30 Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Bob Boyd, American baseball first baseman (National Baseball Congress Hall of Fame), born in Potts Camp, Mississippi (d. 2004)
  • Oct 8 Mac Anderson, New Zealand cricketer (played in 1st NZ-Aust Test 1946), born in Westport, West Coast, New Zealand (d. 1979)
  • Oct 10 Gerry Gomez, West Indian cricketer (post-war WI all-rounder), born in Trinidad (d. 1996)
  • Oct 17 John Moroney, cricketer (Australian opener 1949-51)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 2 Ernest Halliwell, South African cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests), dies at 55
  • Oct 27 John Harry, cricket wicket-keeper (Aust one Test 1895, one catch), dies
  • Oct 28 Ted Wainwright, cricketer (Yorks stalwart, 5 Tests 1893-98), dies