Events in Sport in October 1950

  • Oct 1 Phillies win NL pennant on last day of season (10th inning HR)
  • Oct 2 Red Sox Dom DiMaggio leads AL with only 15 stolen bases
  • Oct 2 Bob Shaw of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions
  • Oct 3 Baseball rules Phils lefty Curt Simmons cannot play in World Series despite his being on furlough from Army
  • Oct 7 NY Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series

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Oct 7 Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game 5-2

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Oct 7 Yanks win 13th world championship sweeping Phillies
  • Oct 8 4th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 7-1 at Detroit
  • Oct 8 Cleveland Browns play Pittsburgh for 1st time, beat Steelers 30-17

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Oct 18 Connie Mack retires as manager of Philadelphia Athletics after 50 years, longest serving manager in MLB history

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Oct 21 Patty Berg wins LPGA Hardscrabble Women's Golf Invitation
  • Oct 22 LA Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27
  • Oct 29 Cleveland Browns' Marion Motley sets record for highest avg gain in a game with 17.1 (10 attempts), Cleveland 45, Pittsburgh 7
  • Oct 29 2nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Rexford wins