On This Day

October 8, 1961 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • American Phil Hill's Ferrari team does not participate in season ending US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen having already clinched World Drivers Championship; English driver Innes Ireland wins Lotus' first ever Grand Prix

Sports History

NY Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford breaks Babe Ruth's record of 29-2/3 consecutive scoreless innings in the World Series; he goes on to extend the streak to 33-2/3, which stands until 2000

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford