October 1947 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 NHL Pension Society founded

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Oct 2 Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Oct 3 With only 1 out to go, Yank Floyd Beven gives up a double breaking his World Series no-hit bid, it scored 2 runs & he lost game
  • Oct 4 Negro League World Series, NY Cubans beat Cleveland Buckeyes, 6-5
  • Oct 5 Al Gionfriddo makes a great catch off Joe Dimaggio in World Series
  • Oct 6 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series
  • Oct 7 Larry MacPhail resigns as Yank GM after final game of World Series
  • Oct 13 1st NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 4-3 at Toronto
  • Oct 20 Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for 3 years

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Oct 25 Bradman scores 156 for SA v India, 152 mins, 22 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 6 Klaus Dibiasi, Italian platform diver (Olympic gold 1968, 72, 76)
  • Oct 8 Emiel Puttemans, Flemish athlete
  • Oct 11 Thomas Boswell, American sports columnist
  • Oct 13 Jerry Trupiano, American sports broadcaster
  • Oct 14 Charlie Joiner, Many La, NFL receiver (Houston, Cincinnati, San Diego)
  • Oct 18 John Johnson, NBA (Seattle SuperSonic)
  • Oct 21 Younis Ahmed, cricketer (batted for Pakistan in 1969 & again in 1987)
  • Oct 26 Ian Ashley, British racing driver, born in Wuppertal, Germany
  • Oct 31 Frank Shorter, American marathoner (Olympic gold/silver-72, 76), born in Munich, Germany

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 12 Nelson Betancourt, cricket wicketkeeper (WI Test 1930), dies at 42