On This Day

October 2, 1949 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • For first time in 41 years pennant races in both MLB leagues are decided on the final day of the season; (AL) Yankees upend rival Boston Red Sox, 5-3; (NL) Dodgers beat the Phillies, 9-7 for 97-57 record; Cardinals 96-58

Deaths in Sport

  • Frank Schulte, American baseball outfielder (NL MVP 1911; Chicago Cubs), dies at 67