October 1934 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 9 Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals rout Detroit Tigers, 11-0 at Navin Field to clinch 4 games to 3 series victory and 3rd championship
  • Oct 13 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Portland G & CC: Marian McDougall outclassed Mrs Guy Riegel, 9 & 7 to win golf's only major title

Sports History

Oct 20 MLB All-Star team led by Connie Mack and including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx and Lou Gehrig sails to Japan for 18-game series against Big-Six University League

Sports History

Oct 26 While Washington Senators player-manager Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson, owner Clark Griffith's niece and adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox

  • Oct 28 Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates play first of only 4 penalty free games in NFL history; Dodgers wins 21-3 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Chuck Hiller, American MLB second baseman (first NL player in history to hit a grand slam HR in World Series play, 1962), born in Johnsburg, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Oct 1 Neil Castles, American auto racer (NASCAR Grand National East Series Champion 1972; NASCAR Cup Series 51 x top 5, 178 x top 10 finishes), born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2022)
  • Oct 2 Earl Wilson, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1959-70, (Boston Red Sox (no-hitter 1962), Detroit Tigers (AL wins co-leader, 1967), born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • Oct 2 Geoff Millman, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests; Bedfordshire CCC, Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Bedford, England (d. 2005)
  • Oct 3 Harold Henning, South African golfer (2 PGA Tour titles; 3 senior PGA titles; World Cup 1965), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2004)
  • Oct 4 Sam Huff, American College / Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (5 x Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1958, 59; NY Giants, Washington Redskins), born in Edna, West Virginia (d. 2021)
  • Oct 5 David Smith, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests), born in Fishponds, Bristol (d. 2003)
  • Oct 7 Willie Naulls, American NBA player (NY Knicks), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Oct 8 Gerry Hitchens, English footballer, born in Staffordshire, United Kingdom (d. 1983)
  • Oct 10 Sadashiv Patil, Indian cricket fast bowler (1 Test, 2 wickets; Maharashtra), born in Kolhapur, India (d. 2020)
  • Oct 17 Johnny Haynes, English soccer forward (56 caps; Fulham 594 games), born in London, England (d. 2005)
  • Oct 19 Des Hoare, cricketer (Australian quickie in Test in 1961 v W Indies)
  • Oct 24 Arvind Apte, Indian cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test), born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India (d. 2014)
  • Oct 24 Margie Masters, Australian golfer (Western Open runner-up 1966), born in Swan Hill, Victoria
  • Oct 25 Joe Mercer, English thoroughbred race horse jockey (British flat racing Champion Jockey 1979), born in Bradford, England (d. 2021)
  • Oct 27 Phil Horrocks-Taylor, English rugby union fly half (9 caps England, 1 British & Irish Lions; Leicester Tigers), born in Halifax, England (d. 2021)
  • Oct 28 Jim Beatty, American athlete (first to break 4-minute mile barrier on an indoor track 3:58.9 1962), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 28 Julio Jiménez, Spanish road cyclist (King of the Mountains: Tour de France 1965, 66, 67 & Vuelta a España 1963, 64, 65), born in Ávila, Spain (d. 2022)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 4 Jimmy 'Nixey' Callahan, American baseball pitcher, outfielder and manager (Chicago White Sox; first AL no-hitter 1902), dies at 60