October 1923 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 4 Young Stribling holds light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hrs). Referee overturns decision
  • Oct 6 1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies)
  • Oct 10 NY Giants & NY Yankees become 1st teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series, also 1st played at Yankee Stadium

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Oct 11 Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game

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Babe Ruth
  • Oct 12 NY Giant's Casey Stengel HR beats Yanks 1-0 in World Series
  • Oct 15 NY Yankees 1st World Series win beating NY Giants, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 19 Ban Johnson persuades AL owners to prohibit boxing in their parks
  • Oct 23 Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform
  • Oct 23 Giants defeat Balt Orioles 9-0 to benefit former Giants owner John Day

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 5 Albert Gu├░mundsson, Icelandic footballer (d. 1994)
  • Oct 5 Bill Wirtz, longtime Chicago Blackhawks owner (d. 2007)
  • Oct 12 Goody Petronelli, American boxing trainer and manager, born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Oct 13 Servaas "Faas" Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes/Fortuna/Inter Milan)
  • Oct 22 Pete Pihos, NFL end (Phil Eagles)
  • Oct 22 Bert Trautmann, German footballer, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 25 Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2010)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 12 A P "Bunny" Lucas, cricketer (five Tests for England 1879-82), dies