On This Day

October 5, 1949 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sportswriter Robert Ruark first reports golfing great Bobby Jones's rare spinal disease (syringomyelia) which prevent him from playing any form of golf again

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestBill James

Bill James [George William James], American baseball writer and statistician (sabermetrics), born in Holton, Kansas

Baseball Writer and Statistician Bill James
Baseball Writer and Statistician
Bill James