On This Day

Deaths in Sport in October 1991

Person of interestLeo Durocher

Oct 7 Leo Durocher, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB All Star 1936, 38, 40; World Series 1928, 34; NY Yankees, St.L Cardinals) and manager (World Series 1954 NY Giants; 1963 LA Dodgers), dies at 86

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Oct 17 Piet van Est, The Vuurbal, cyclist (7x Tour de France), dies at 57
  • Oct 28 George Treweeke, Australian Rugby League second rower (7 Tests, South Sydney), dies at 86
  • Oct 30 William Shea, American lawyer (instrumental in NY Mets establishment; Shea Stadium), dies from a stroke at 84