October 1950 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 Philadelphia Phillies clinch NL pennant on Dick Sisler's 3-run home run in a season ending 4-1 win v Brooklyn Dodgers; Phillies first pennant since 1913
  • Oct 1 New York Giants beat Cleveland Browns, 6-0 at Cleveland Stadium; sets Browns club record for fewest points scored by both teams; Browns go on to win NFL Championship

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Oct 1 US Open Women's Golf, Rolling Hills CC: Babe Zaharias ties Open scoring record, -9 291 to beat amateur Betsy Rawls by 9 strokes

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Oct 2 Bob Shaw of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions in 55-13 win against Baltimore Colts; Cardinals quarterback Jim Hardy tosses 6 touchdown passes
  • Oct 3 Philadelphia Phillies choose not to request MLB rule on star left-hander Curt Simmons' eligibility to play in World Series despite being on furlough from Army; Phillies swept, 4-0 by NY Yankees

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Oct 5 Boston Celtics owner Walter Brown & coach Red Auerbach draw lots out of hat for 3 members of defunct Chicago Stags franchise; hit jackpot with future 6-time NBA champion, Bob Cousy

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • Oct 7 NY Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series

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Oct 7 Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game 5-2

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Oct 7 World Series Baseball: New York Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2 at Yankee Stadium to sweep series, 4-0 for 13th WS Championship
  • Oct 8 4th NHL All-Star Game, Detroit Olympia: Detroit Red Wings beat All-Stars, 7-1
  • Oct 8 Cleveland Browns play Pittsburgh for 1st time, beat Steelers 30-17

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Oct 18 Connie Mack retires as manager of Philadelphia Athletics after 50 years, longest serving manager in MLB history

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Oct 22 LA Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27
  • Oct 29 Cleveland Browns' Marion Motley sets record for highest avg gain in a game with 17.1 (10 attempts), Cleveland 45, Pittsburgh 7
  • Oct 29 2nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Rexford wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 3 Laureen Ford, Gympie Queensland, golfer (1992 Alpine Aust Ladies)
  • Oct 6 David Brin, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Sundiver, Postman)
  • Oct 9 Mick Malone, Australian cricketer (WA seamer, Test 1977, made 46 took 5-63, 1-14), born in Scarborough, Australia
  • Oct 9 Brian Downing, American baseball player (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 13 Annegret Richter-Irrang, German sprinter (Olympic gold 1972), born in Dortmund, Germany
  • Oct 14 Sheila Young Ochowicz, American speed skater (Olympic gold/sil-76), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Oct 20 Isaac Curtis, NFL wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Oct 24 Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player
  • Oct 25 John Matuszak, American NFL defensive end (Oak Raider) and actor (The Goonies), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1989)
  • Oct 26 Chuck Foreman, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Frederick, Maryland
  • Oct 26 T. E. Srinivasan, Indian cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1981), born in Chennai, India
  • Oct 28 Ludo Delcroix, Belgian cyclist
  • Oct 30 Phil Chenier, NBA guard (Wash Bullets), born in Berkeley, California

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestGeorge Hainsworth

Oct 9 George Hainsworth, National Hockey League goaltender, dies in a car accident at 55

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth