On This Day

October 9, 1961 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • NY Yankees beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
  • World Series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings in the World Series

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

Birthdays in Sport

  • Arlene Boxall, Zimbabwean field hockey player (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Julian Bailey, British racing driver, born in Woolwich, London
  • Trevor Matich, American NFL center (Washington Redskins), born in Washington, D.C.
1961 in Sport