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October 2006 in Sports History

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 Spanish Renault driver Fernando Alonso finishes 2nd in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to retain Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 13 points from Michael Schumacher

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • Oct 27 World Series Baseball: St. Louis beats Detroit Tigers, 4-2 in Game 5 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 10th title in franchise history; MVP: Cardinals infielder David Eckstein

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding 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 (3 Paralympics gold medals), dies from cancer at 54
  • 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 9 Paul Hunter, English snooker player (Masters 2001, 02, 04), dies from neuroendocrine tumours at 27
  • Oct 11 Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
  • Oct 27 Joe Niekro, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1979; NL wins leader 1979; Houston Astros; World Series 1987; NY Yankees), dies from a brain aneurysm at 61
  • Oct 27 Marlin McKeever, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1966; LA Rams), dies from injuries suffered in a fall at 66

Person of interestRed Auerbach

Oct 28 Red Auerbach, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach, general manager (Boston Celtics, 9-time NBA champion), dies of a heart attack at 89

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach