October 2006 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 14 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 19 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 22 Spanish Renault driver Fernando Alonso finishes 2nd in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to retain World Formula 1 Drivers Championship; wins by 13 points from Michael Schumacher
  • Oct 27 St. Louis beats Detroit Tigers, 4-2 in Game 5 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 10th Baseball World Series; Cards infielder David Eckstein MVP

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 1 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 1 André Viger, French Canadian wheelchair marathoner (b. 1952)
  • Oct 6 Puck Brouwer, Dutch athlete (b. 1930)

Person of interestBuck O'Neil

Oct 6 Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (Kansas City Monarchs, 1st African-American coach in Major League Baseball), dies at 94

Baseball Player and Coach Buck O'Neil
Baseball Player and Coach
Buck O'Neil
  • Oct 6 Valentin Muratov, Russian gymnast (4 gold, 1 silver medals 1952, 1956 Olympics), dies at 78
  • Oct 8 Mark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (b. 1975)
  • Oct 9 Paul Hunter, English professional snooker player (b. 1978)
  • Oct 11 Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
  • Oct 27 Joe Niekro, American baseball player (b. 1944)

Person of interestRed Auerbach

Oct 28 [Arnold] Red Auerbach, American NBA coach and general manager (Boston Celtics), dies of a heart attack at 89

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • Oct 28 Trevor Berbick, Jamaican professional boxer, dies at 52