October 3, 1974 in Sport

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • 39-year old Frank Robinson becomes MLB’s first African-American manager when he signs as player-manager for Cleveland Indians; agrees to 1-year contract estimated at $180,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Future Basketball Hall of Fame guard Jerry West (“Mr. Clutch”) retires after 14 NBA seasons with the LA Lakers; West has 25,192 career points; averages 29.1 ppg in 153 playoff games

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mike Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player