Events in Sport in October 1961

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 1 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 1 Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stallard)

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Whitey Ford's 3rd straight World Series shutout

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Oct 7 15th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Chicago 3-1 at Chicago

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 8 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Bill Brannin's Swing Parade Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Oct 8 12th Formula One WDC: Phil Hill wins by one point
  • Oct 9 NY Yankees beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
  • Oct 9 Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning
  • Oct 9 World Series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1
  • Oct 10 Expansion draft to stock Houston Astros & NY Mets
  • Oct 14 14th Ryder Cup: US wins, 14½-9½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes, England

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 22 Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Golf Civitan

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Oct 27 American Basketball League starts play
  • Oct 28 Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets
  • Oct 29 13th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Ned Jarrett wins