October 1932 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 NHL readmits Ottawa & drops Pittsburgh

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Oct 1 World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 2 NY Yankees sweep Chicago Cubs in 29th World Series
  • Oct 2 Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play 1st NFL game, lose 14-0

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Oct 4 Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 2 Maury Wills, baseball shortstop (LA Dodgers, NL MVP 1962)
  • Oct 5 Madhav Apte, cricketer (bro of Arvind 7 Tests for India, 1 century)
  • Oct 10 Harry Smith, English footballer
  • Oct 12 Ned Jarrett, American race car driver and announcer (50 Grand National victories), born in Conover, North Carolina
  • Oct 17 Paul Anderson, American light super heavyweight lifter (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Oct 20 Roosevelt Brown, Virginia, NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants)
  • Oct 20 Rosey Brown, American football player (d. 2004)
  • Oct 24 Johnny Lattner, American football player, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Oct 25 Harry Gregg, Irish footballer and football manager, born in Magherafelt, Ireland
  • Oct 26 Chinadorai Deshmutu, India, field hockey player (1952)
  • Oct 27 Kathy Cornelius, American LPGA golfer, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 18 Ioannis Chrysafis, Greek gymnast (b. 1873)