October 1942 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 3 NY Yanks Frank Crosetti shoves umpire Bill Summers in World Series, he is fined $200 & suspended for 1st 30 days of 1943 season
  • Oct 5 St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 1, in 39th World Series
  • Oct 16 National Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services
  • Oct 29 Branch Rickey named president/GM of Brooklyn Dodgers

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestSteve Sabol

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

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • Oct 11 Malvin Whitfield, Bay City Tx, track star (Olympic 3 gold/silv/br-48, 52)
  • 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
  • Oct 18 Willie Horton, baseball slugger (Detroit Tigers)
  • Oct 21 Allan Grice, Australian racing driver
  • Oct 28 Kees Verkerk, skater World Champion (1967)/(Olympic gold 1968)
  • Oct 28 Sharron Moran, LPGA golfer
  • Oct 31 Dave McNally, American baseball player, 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