On This Day in Sport for March 9

Events in Sport

  • 1864 26th Grand National: George Stevens aboard Emblematic wins
  • 1895 Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias awarded cup, as Queens University (Kingston Ont) loses to Montreal AAA, 5-1
  • 1904 Brandon's Lester Patrick becomes 1st hockey defenseman to score a goal
  • 1923 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens outscore Ottawa Senators, 3-2, in 2

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1936 Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

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1946 Ted Williams is offered $500,000 to play in Mexican Baseball League, he refuses

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1952 Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title
  • 1957 4th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats South Carolina, 95-75
  • 1958 George Yardley (Pistons) is 1st NBAer to score 2,000 points in season

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1961 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs NY Knicks

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1968 15th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats NC State, 87-50
  • 1972 Players on White Sox vote 31-0 in favor of a strike, if necessary
  • 1974 21st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Maryland, 103-100 (OT)
  • 1979 Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters
  • 1980 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Sunstar '80 Golf Tournament
  • 1984 Philadelphia 76'ers block 20 Seattle shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • 1984 Tim Witherspoon beats Greg Page in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1985 26th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Auburn beats Alabama, 53-49
  • 1986 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • 1986 33rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Georgia Tech, 68-67
  • 1989 Roger Kingdom runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.36 sec)
  • 1991 Joe Dumaars (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 62 games
  • 1993 Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak
  • 1995 Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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1997 Steve Elkington wins Doral-Ryder Golf Open

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • 1997 44th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #5 North Carolina beats NC State, 64-54
  • 1997 38th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Georgia, 95-68

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2002 Joe Sakic plays his 1,000th career game

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 2013 Bernard Hopkins defeats Tavoris Cloud to win IBF light heavyweight title

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1887 Phil Mead, cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI)
  • 1922 Herbert P Douglas Jr, Pitts, long jumper (Olympic bronze 1948)
  • 1927 Jack Jensen, baseball player (AL MVP 1958)
  • 1937 Grahame Chevalier, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1970, 0 & 0*, 5-100)
  • 1937 Brian Redman, English racing driver
  • 1941 Jim Colbert, Elizabeth NJ, PGA golfer (1969 Monsanto Open)
  • 1942 Bert Campaneris, Cuban-American baseball player (Oakland A's), born in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba
  • 1944 Geoff Arnold, cricketer (England medium-pacer in 34 Tests 1967-75)
  • 1944 Lee Irvine, cricketer (South African batsman, only Tests in 1970)
  • 1950 Danny Sullivan, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
  • 1952 Iuliana Semenova, USSR, basketball (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1955 Teo Fabi, formula-1 Indy-car racer (rookie of year-1983)
  • 1956 Mark Dantonio, Michigan State University American football coach
  • 1957 Jeff Senior, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1957 Jon Engen, US biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1960 Mike Leach, tennis star, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1962 Jan Furtok, Polish footballer
  • 1963 Kent Ferguson, diver (Olympics-92, 96), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1963 Terry Mulholland, Uniontown PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1964 Phil Housley, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils, Team USA Oly-98), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1965 Benito Santiago, Ponce Puerto Rico, catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1965 Brian Bosworth, NFL linebacker (Seattle), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1966 Louis Oliver, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1967 Curt Schreiner, biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Albany, New York
  • 1967 Eric Flaim, Pembroke Mass, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
  • 1967 Michael Kiselak, CFL corner (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1968 Youri Djorkaeff, French footballer
  • 1969 Bryce Burnett, NFL/WLAF tight end (Broncos, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969 George Nimako, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1969 Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1971 Bev Oden, Millington Tenn, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Jiro Nihei, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1971 Lou Benfatti, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1971 Sean Holcomb, NFL linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1973 David Prinosil, Olmutz Czech, tennis star (1995 ATP Newport)
  • 1973 Josh LaRocca, WLAF QB (Rhein Fire)
  • 1973 Troy Bailey, WLAF DE (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1974 Mark Harrity, cricketer (promising South Aust left-arm fast bowler)
  • 1975 Adonal Foyle, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • 1975 Roy Makaay, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1975 Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine footballer
  • 1977 Radek Dvorak, Tabor Cze, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1978 Lucas Neill, Australian footballer
  • 1981 Antonio Bryant, American football player
  • 1981 Anders Nøhr, Danish footballer
  • 1981 Clay Rapada, American baseball player
  • 1983 Wayne Simien, American basketball player
  • 1984 Julia Mancuso, American Olympic gold medalist
  • 1985 Parthiv Patel, Indian Cricket Player

Deaths in Sport

  • 1916 Ken Hutchings, cricketer (exciting England batsman, WWI), dies
  • 1943 Oskar Hêks, Czech marathon runner/antifascist, dies in Auschwitz
  • 1947 Stanley Jackson, cricketer (20 Tests for England 1893-1905), dies
  • 1966 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (b. 1924)
  • 1991 Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
  • 1994 Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (b. 1928)
  • 1995 Ruud van den Hende, Dutch sports reporter, dies at 63
  • 2005 István Nyers, Hungarian footballer (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
  • 2016 Bill Wade, American NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), dies at 85