On This Day

October 1942 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 3 NY Yankees shortstop Frank Crosetti shoves umpire Bill Summers in Game 3 of the Baseball World Series; he is fined $250 & suspended for first 30 days of 1943 season
  • Oct 3 Triple Crown winner Whirlaway, ridden by George Woolf wins the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park to become the first thoroughbred to amass more than $500,000 in lifetime earnings
  • Oct 5 St Louis Cardinals win club's 4th Baseball World Series; beat NY Yankees, 4-2 in Game 5 at Yankee Stadium for 4-1 series victory
  • Oct 16 National Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Oct 29 Branch Rickey named president and General Manager of Brooklyn Dodgers

Baseball Player and Sports Executive Branch Rickey
Baseball Player and Sports Executive
Branch Rickey

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Jean-Pierre Joubille, French auto racer (European F2 champion 1976), born in Paris, France

Person of interestSteve Sabol

Oct 2 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • Oct 6 Jerry Grote, American MLB catcher for 16 seasons (mostly with NY Mets, including 1969 World Series title), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Oct 10 Chartchai Chionoi, Thai boxer (WBC/WBA flyweight champion), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 2018)
  • Oct 13 Jerry Jones, American businessman and owner of the Dallas Cowboys(1989-present), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 13 Bob Bailey, American baseball player, born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 13 Peter Kemper, Dutch soccer defender (3 caps; PSV 221 games), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • Oct 18 Willie Horton, baseball slugger (Detroit Tigers)
  • Oct 21 Allan Grice, Australian racing driver
  • Oct 28 Kees Verkerk, Dutch skater World Champion (1967)/(Olympic gold 1968), born in Maasdam, Netherlands
  • Oct 31 Dave McNally, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1969-70, 72; World Series 1966, 70; Baltimore Orioles), born in Billings, Montana (d. 2002)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 24 Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (1 Test England 1921, 1 run, 1 catch), dies
  • Oct 25 Ted Arnold, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05), dies at 65