October 1922 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 Former Chicago Staleys play 1st NFL game as Chicago Bears, win 6-0
  • Oct 4 For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ & WGY)
  • Oct 5 NY Yankees and Giants play an infamous 3-3 tied World Series game
  • Oct 7 First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series
  • Oct 7 Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain
  • Oct 8 NY Giants beat Yankees, 4 games to 0, with a tie in 19th World Series
  • Oct 30 Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 & is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 5 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 5 Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1985)
  • Oct 6 Joe Frazier, American baseball player
  • Oct 7 Grady Hatton, American baseball player, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 10 Harry Cave, cricketer (NZ bowler & Test captain in the 1950's)
  • Oct 10 Merv Pregulman, Lansing, Michigan, NFL Line backer (Green Bay Packers), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 22 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (d. 2001)
  • Oct 27 George Young, Scottish football player, born in Grangemouth, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • Oct 27 Ralph Kiner, HR hitter (Pittsburgh Pirates) and sportscaster (NY Mets), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico (d. 2014)
  • Oct 28 Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball coach (d. 2007)