October 1951 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 1st Giant-Dodgers playoff game, Giants win 3-1
  • Oct 2 Dodgers beat Giants 10-0, in 2nd game of play-offs
  • Oct 3 Bobby Thomson HR-Giants win pennant defeating Dodgers
  • Oct 4 In opening World Series game, Giant Monte Irvin steals home in 1st inn
  • Oct 8 Ford C Frick replaces Happy Chandler as 3rd commissioner of baseball Warren C Giles becomes president of baseball's National League
  • Oct 9 5th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 2-2 at Toronto
  • Oct 9 Gil McDougald's World Series grand slam helps Yanks beat Giants 13-1
  • Oct 10 Yanks beat Giants 4 games to 2 in World Series, DiMaggio's final game
  • Oct 14 Det Lion Jack Christiansen returns 2 punts for touchdowns vs LA Rams
  • Oct 19 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Texas Women's Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Oct 28 2nd Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by six points

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 3 Dave Winfield, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (12-time All Star), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Oct 5 Leah Poulis Mueller, Berwyn Ill, speed skater (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Oct 12 Bernie Ruoff, CFL kicker (Winnipeg, Hamilton), born in West Germany
  • Oct 12 Sally Little, South African/American golfer (PGA 1980, du Maurier 1988), born in Cape Town, South Africa

Person of interestRoscoe Tanner

Oct 15 Roscoe Tanner, American tennis player (Australian Open 1977), born in Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
  • Oct 20 Claudio Ranieri, Italian football manager (Leicester City) and player, born in Rome
  • Oct 31 Nick Saban, American college football coach, born in Fairmont, West Virginia

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 13 W G (Billy) Quaife, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 228 runs), dies