Events in Sport in October 1971

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Oct 3 Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Oct 3 22nd Formula One WDC: Jackie Stewart wins by 29 points
  • Oct 5 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 6 MLB National League Championship: Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco Giants, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 10 Rain washes out Game 2, 1st World Series postponement since 1962
  • Oct 11 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)
  • Oct 13 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)
  • Oct 17 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Quality-First Golf Classic
  • Oct 17 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Balt Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 68th World Series