October 1941 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 5 Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Mickey Owens drops a 3rd strike and Tom Hendrick reaches 1st safely for Yankees for a famous Baseball World Series error; would have been last out, instead Yankees score 4 and win 7-4; win series, 4-1
  • Oct 6 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 3-1 at Ebetts Field for a 4 games to 1 series win; Yankees 5th title in 6 years and 9th overall
  • Oct 19 1st woman jockey in North America, Anna Lee Wiley in Mexico

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 4 Jerrel Wilson, American NFL punter (Pro Bowl 1970-72; Super Bowl 1970; KC Chiefs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • Oct 5 Ricardo Hoffmann, marathon swimmer (299 miles)
  • Oct 7 Boris Gaganelov, Bulgarian soccer defender (51 caps; CSKA Sofia 350 games), born in Petrich, Bulgaria (d. 2020)
  • Oct 13 John Snow, English cricketer (fiery England quickie Unpopular with Aussies), born in Peopleton, Worcestershire, England
  • Oct 14 Art Shamsky, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 16 Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
  • Oct 17 Viden Apostolov, Bulgarian soccer defender (22 caps; PFC Botev Plovdiv 429 games), born in Novi Iskar, Bulgaria (d. 2020)
  • Oct 23 Colin Milburn, English cricket batsman (9 Tests, 2 x 100, 2 x 50, HS 139; Northamptonshire CCC, MCC, WA CA), born in Burnopfield, England (d. 1990)
  • Oct 25 Bobby Keetch, English footballer and entrepreneur, born in Tottenham, North London (d. 1996)
  • Oct 26 Harald Nielsen, Danish soccer player (Olympic silver 1960), born in Frederikshavn, Denmark (d. 2015)
  • Oct 27 Dick Trickle, American auto racer (7 x ARTGO C'ships, ASA AC-Delco Challenge C'ship 1984, 85; NASCAR Rookie of the Year 1989), born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • Oct 28 André Quilis, French rugby union flanker (5 caps; RC Narbonne), born in Coursan, France (d. 2020)
  • Oct 29 Brian Yuile, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-armer took 34 wkts in 17 Tests), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Oct 30 Jim Ray Hart, American baseball player (Giants), born in Hookerton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • Oct 31 Derek Bell, British racing driver, born in Pinner, Middlesex, England
  • Oct 31 Luke Jackson, American basketball center/forward (Olympic gold 1964; NBA C'ship 1967 Philadelphia 76ers; NBA All Star 1965), born in San Marcos, Texas (d. 2022)

Weddings in Sport

Red Grange

Oct 13 NFL halfback Red Grange (38) weds flight attendant Margaret Hazelberg

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 20 Ken Farnes English cricketer (15 Tests for England), dies in a plane crash during WWII at 30
  • Oct 29 Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (b. 1897)