October 1950 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 Phillies win NL pennant on last day of season (10th inning HR)
  • Oct 2 Red Sox Dom DiMaggio leads AL with only 15 stolen bases
  • Oct 2 Bob Shaw of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions
  • Oct 3 Baseball rules Phils lefty Curt Simmons cannot play in World Series despite his being on furlough from Army
  • Oct 7 NY Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Oct 7 Yanks win 13th world championship sweeping Phillies
  • Oct 8 4th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 7-1 at Detroit
  • Oct 8 Cleveland Browns play Pittsburgh for 1st time, beat Steelers 30-17

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 21 Patty Berg wins LPGA Hardscrabble Women's Golf Invitation
  • 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, cricketer (WA seamer, Test 1977, made 46 took 5-63, 1-14)
  • Oct 9 Brian Downing, former baseball player
  • Oct 13 Annegret Richter-Irrang, German FR, sprinter (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Oct 14 Sheila Young Ochowicz, 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, NFLer (Raiders)/actor (Hollywood Beat), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 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)

Deaths in Sport


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

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth