October 1919 in Sport

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 Reds' 3-0 defeat to Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park
  • 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 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, 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