On This Day

October 1927 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 Pittsburgh Pirates with a team including 5 future Baseball Hall of Famers clinch NL pennant with 9-6 win v Cincinnati Reds; Pirates' last NL pennant until 1960
  • Oct 7 Yank Herb Pennock retires 1st 22 Pirates in World Series game
  • Oct 8 NY Yankees sweep Pirates in 24th World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 11 New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig is named American League MVP; despite hitting MLB record 60 HR's Babe Ruth as a former winner is not eligible

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 3 Chuck Hulse, American auto racer (USAC Champ Car Series, 26 x top 10 finishes), born in Anaheim, California (d. 2020)
  • Oct 6 Alice Bauer, American golfer (co-founder LPGA), born in Eureka, South Dakota (d. 2002)
  • Oct 6 Phil Maloney, Canadian ice hockey center (NHL: Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks) and coach (Vancouver Canucks), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • Oct 8 Torbjorn Falkanger, Norwegian ski jumper who took the Olympic oath in 1952, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 2013)
  • Oct 10 Clairmonte Depeiaza, West Indian cricketer (world record partnership v Aust 1955), born in Mount Standfast, Saint James Parish, Barbados (d. 1995)
  • Oct 15 Bill Henry, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds), born in Alice, Texas (d. 2014)
  • Oct 18 Ramesh Divecha, cricketer (eleven wickets for India in early 50's)
  • Oct 25 Franklin "Bud" Held, American javelin world champ (1949, 51, 53-55), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 25 Headley Keith, South African cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 21.19), born in Dundee, Natal (d. 1997)
  • Oct 29 Frank Sedgman, Australian tennis player (5 Grand Slam singles titles, doubles Grand Slam 1951), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Oct 30 Joe Adcock, American baseball utility, manager (Milwaukee Braves; 2-time MLB All Star), born in Coushatta, Louisiana (d. 1999)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 22 Ross Youngs, American baseball player, dies of Bright's disease at 30