October 1948 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 4 Cleveland Indians beat Boston Red Sox, 8 - 3, in a one-game playoff to decide the AL pennant; keys are the pitching of Gene Bearden and hitting of Lou Boudreau
  • Oct 10 Then record 86,288 see game 5 of World Series in Cleveland
  • Oct 11 Cleveland Indians beat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2 in 45th World Series

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 2 Robert Anderson, New Zealand cricketer (NZ batsman 1976-78), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Oct 2 Trevor Brooking, English soccer player, born in Barking, Essex, England
  • Oct 16 Leo Mazzone, American baseball coach
  • Oct 20 Andrei Suraikin, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Oct 22 John Peterson, American freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1976), born in Cumberland, Wisconsin
  • Oct 22 Mike Hendrick, cricketer (England seam bowler in 30 Tests 1974-81)
  • Oct 25 Dan Gable, Waterloo Iowa, 68kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Oct 25 Dan Issel, NBA coach/player (27,482 points, Denver Nuggets)

Person of interestDave Cowens

Oct 25 Dave Cowens, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Newport, Kentucky

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 16 Henry Foley, cricketer (one Test for NZ, scored 2 & 2), dies at 42