On This Day

October 1942 in Sport

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
  • 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)

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • 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 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 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