October 1937 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 10 Baseball World Series: in second consecutive all-New York WS, Yankees again beat Giants, 4-2 at the Polo Grounds for a 4-1 series victory

Sports History

Oct 15 Rather than accept any trade offers, the Yanks release Tony Lazzeri

Sports History

Oct 25 Casey Stengel signs to manage Boston Bees

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Saeed Ahmed, Pakistan cricket batsman (41 Tests; 2,991 runs @ 40.41), born in Jalandhar, Punjab
  • Oct 3 John MacLeod, American basketball coach (NBA Phoenix Suns 1973-87), born in New Albany, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • Oct 5 Barry Switzer, American football coach (Oklahoma), born in Crossett, Arkansas
  • Oct 5 Eli Jacobs, American financier and baseball owner (Baltimore Orioles), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 8 Frank Cignetti Sr., American College Football HOF coach (West Virginia Uni, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; career college record 199–77–1), born in Apollo, Pennsylvania (d. 2022)
  • Oct 10 Bruce Devlin, Australian golfer (8 PGA Tour titles), born in Armidale, NSW
  • Oct 11 Sir Bobby Charlton, English soccer midfielder (106 caps; World Cup 1966; Manchester United) and manager (Preston NE), born in Ashington, England
  • Oct 12 Per Kristoffersen, Norwegian soccer forward (25 caps; Fredrikstad FC 194 games, 147 goals), born in Fredrikstad, Norway (d. 2023)
  • Oct 19 Marilyn Bell, Canadian open water swimmer (first to swim across Lake Ontario), born in Toronto, Ontario

Juan Marichal (85 years old)

Oct 20 Dominican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (10 × MLB All-Star; NL wins leader 1968; MLB ERA leader 1969; no-hitter 1963; SF Giants), born in Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic

  • Oct 26 Dave Gavitt, American basketball coach, formed Basketball's Big East Conference (1979), born in Westerly, Rhode Island (d. 2011)

Lenny Wilkens (85 years old)

Oct 28 American NBA Point Guard and Head Coach (Seattle SuperSonics), born in Brooklyn, New York

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 21 Lucy Diggs Slowe, American educator (Dean of Women, Howard University, 1922-37), tennis champion (American Tennis Association, 1917), and sorority co-founder (Alpha Kappa Alpha, 1908), dies at 52