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October 1932 in Sports History

Events in Sport


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Oct 1 Babe Ruth’s legendary call; sledged by Cubs dugout, points to center-field before homering into the Wrigley Field bleachers in 5th inning, Game 3 of the World Series; NY Yankees win, 7-5

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 2 New York Yankees win their 12th consecutive World Series game and sweep the Fall Classic for the third time; Bronx Bombers bang out 19 hits as they rout Chicago Cubs, 13-6 at Wrigley Field
  • Oct 2 Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play franchise's debut NFL game; lose 14-0 to Brooklyn Dodgers at Braves Field
  • Oct 5 With new ownership Detroit Falcons officially change name to Detroit Red Wings, and the Winged Wheel is introduced; previous names Cougars (1926-30), Falcons (1930-32)

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Oct 19 Jimmie Foxx wins AL MVP and Chuck Klein wins NL MVP

MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jimmie Foxx
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Jimmie Foxx
Baseball Hall of Fame Right Fielder Chuck Klein
Baseball Hall of Fame Right Fielder
Chuck Klein

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 2 Maury Wills, American baseball shortstop and manager (7-time MLB All Star; NL MVP 1962), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 5 Madhav Apte, Indian cricketer (bro of Arvind 7 Tests for India, 1 century), born in Mumbai, India
  • Oct 8 Ray Reardon, Welsh snooker player, born in Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales
  • Oct 12 Ned Jarrett, American race car driver and announcer (50 Grand National victories), born in Conover, North Carolina
  • Oct 12 Vitold Kreyer, Russian athlete (Olympic bronze, triple jump 1956, 60) and coach (Soviet athletics team 1967–80; head Russian team 2000 Olympics), born in Krasnodar, Russia (d. 2020)
  • 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 College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1953, Notre Dame; Pro Bowl 1954, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Oct 26 Chinadorai Deshmutu, Indian field hockey player (1952 Olympics)
  • Oct 27 Kathy Cornelius, American golfer (US Open 1956), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 27 Harry Gregg, Irish soccer goalkeeper (25 caps Northern Ireland; Manchester United) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Swansea, Crewe Alexandra), born in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland (d. 2020)
  • Oct 29 Dick Garmaker, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1957-60; Minneapolis Lakers), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 2020)

Deaths in Sport

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