October 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 2 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Detroit Tigers; his Cleveland Indians still lose 4-1 at Cleveland Stadium
  • Oct 6 Yanks Lefty Gomez sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss
  • Oct 9 Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game
  • Oct 9 NY Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 J Bert Sonnier, race horse trainer
  • Oct 1 Les Scheinflug, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 7 Ann Jones, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1969), born in Birmingham, England
  • Oct 8 Fred Stolle, Australian tennis player, broadcaster (French Open 1965, US Open 1966), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 8 Penny Pitou, American skier (Olympic-2 silvers-1960), born in Bayside, New York
  • Oct 12 Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 13 Mahboob Shah, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani Test umpire on intl panel), born in Delhi, India
  • Oct 25 Robert Webster, diver (Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Berkeley, California
  • Oct 28 Peter Carlstein, cricketer (South African Test batsman 1958-64)
  • Oct 31 Rives McBee, PGA golfer (1989 RJR Bank One Classic), born in Denton, Texas

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 10 Lord Hawke [Martin Bladen Hawke], English cricketer (England batsman 1890's), dies at 78
  • Oct 12 Hugh Massie, Australian cricketer (9 Tests for Australia 1881-85, capt), dies at 84