On This Day in Sport for May 9

Events in Sport

  • 1889 15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34.50
  • 1901 Cleve's Earl Moore no-hits Chicago White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
  • 1914 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
  • 1927 52nd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
  • 1930 55th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
  • 1931 56th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59
  • 1932 57th Preakness: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 1:59.8

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1934 Don Bradman out for a Cricket duck against Cambridge University

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1937 Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)
  • 1942 67th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57
  • 1945 New balata ball used in baseball, 50% livilier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959 Dorothy Rigney, husband John, & Hank Greenberg resign from White Sox

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1961 Balt Oriole Jim Gentile hits 2 grand slams (9 RBIs) vs Minnesota Twins
  • 1971 Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)
  • 1971 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA San Antonio Alamo Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1973 For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • 1975 Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)
  • 1976 Sally Little wins LPGA Ladies Masters at Moss Creek Golf Tournament
  • 1982 Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • 1984 Chicago White Sox beat Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in 25 innings (started 5/8)
  • 1986 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1987 Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1989 NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
  • 1989 NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
  • 1990 Sampdoria of Italy win 30th European Cup Winner's Cup against Anderlecht of Belgium 2-0 in Gothenburg
  • 1990 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat Washington Capitals, 4 games to 0

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1993 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 1995 Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0
  • 1997 San Diego Padres retire #35 worn by pitcher Randy Jones
  • 2001 Accra Sports Stadium Disaster: 129 Ghanian football fans die in a stampede caused by the firing of teargas by police following a decision by the referee in a crucial match between arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko
  • 2010 Oakland A's Dallas Braden becomes 19th pitcher to throw a perfect game (4-0 vs Tampa Bay)
  • 2013 Everton Manager David Moyes is announced to become Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United (he only lasted 10 months)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1837 Adam Opel, German manufacturer (cycling, motorcars)
  • 1901 George Duckworth, cricket wicket-keeper (England late 20's early 30's)
  • 1907 Fred Warngård, Swedish athlete (d. 1950)
  • 1910 P E Palia, cricketer (appeared in India's 1st Test-Lord's 1932)
  • 1917 George Fleming, cyclist
  • 1927 Ray Katt, baseball player
  • 1928 Barbara Ann Scott, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1948), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Richard A "Pancho" Gonzalez, tennis star (US 1948-49), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1932 Conrad Hunte, cricketer (great West Indian opener 1958-66)
  • 1936 Floyd Robinson, baseball player (White Sox, Reds, A's)
  • 1936 Terry Downes, middleweight boxing champ (1961-62)
  • 1939 Herbert Hippauf, baseball player
  • 1939 Jim Dent, PGA golfer (1989 MONY Syracuse Senior), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1939 Ralph Boston, Laurel Miss, long jumper (Oly-gold/sil/brz-60, 64, 68)
  • 1939 Ion Ţiriac, Romanian tennis manager
  • 1941 Dorothy Hyman, England, sprinter (Oly-silver-60)
  • 1943 Maurice Foster, cricketer (West Indies batsman of 70's)
  • 1948 John Drayton Mahaffey, Kerrville TX, PGA golfer (1978 PGA Champ)
  • 1948 Calvin Murphy, American basketball player
  • 1950 James A Butts, American triple jumper (Olympic-silver-1976), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953 Daniel Talbot, golfer (Quebec Open-1979, 81, 84), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1953 Ron Jackson, baseball player
  • 1954 Balazs Taroczy, Hungary, tennis star
  • 1955 Myra Blackwelder, LPGA golfer
  • 1957 John Stuper, baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1958 Esko Rechardt, Finland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1959 Andrew Jones, cricketer (highly consistent for NZ at 1st drop)
  • 1959 Asantha De Mel, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test opening bowler)
  • 1960 Iain Butchart, cricket all-rounder (Zimbabwe, Test v Pak 1995)
  • 1960 Tony Gwynn, American MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in LA, CA, (d. 2014)
  • 1961 Rene Capo, Pinal del Rio Cuba, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics-96)

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1964 Miloslav Mecir, Czech tennis player (Olympic-gold-1988), born in Bojnice, Czechoslovakia

Tennis Player and Gold Medalist Miloslav Mecir
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist
Miloslav Mecir
  • 1965 Marc Logan, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)

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1965 Steve Yzerman, Canadian NHL forward (Team Canada, Detroit), born in Cranbrook, British Columbia

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 1966 Mark Tinordi, Red Deer, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1968 Bruce Pickens, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1968 David Benoit, NBA forward (Utah Jazz, NJ Nets)
  • 1968 Marie-Jose Perec, Guadeloupe, French 200m/400m runner (Oly-2 gold-96)
  • 1968 Vince Workman, NFL running back (Packers, Panthers, Colts)
  • 1969 Carla Overbeck, soccer defender (Olympics-96), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1969 Renn Crichlow, canoeist (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1970 Doug Christie, NBA guard/forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1972 Dan Hollander, figure skater (1996 Great Lakes champ), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1972 Dave Barr, WLAF quarterback (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1972 Simon Hollingsworth, Australian 400m hurdler (Olympics-92, 96)
  • 1972 Daniela Silivaş, Romanian gymnast
  • 1974 Shin Yahata, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1974 Stephane Yelle, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1975 Brian Deegan, Freestyle Motocross innovator
  • 1976 Faye Johnstone, archer (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1977 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (d. 2006)
  • 1977 Iñigo Landaluze, Spanish cyclist
  • 1978 Leandro Damián Cufré, Argentine footballer
  • 1978 Aaron Harang, American baseball player
  • 1979 Brandon Webb, American baseball player
  • 1980 Angela Nikodinov, Spartanburg SC, figure skater (1997 Pacif Sr champ)
  • 1980 Tony Schmidt, German racing driver
  • 1980 Grant Hackett, Australian swimmer
  • 1981 Bill Murphy, American baseball player
  • 1983 Tyler Lumsden, American baseball player
  • 1983 Gilles Müller, Luxembourgian tennis player
  • 1984 Prince Fielder, American baseball player
  • 1985 Jake Long, American football player
  • 1988 John Ryan Fitzpatrick, Canadian race truck driver

Deaths in Sport

  • 1915 François Faber, Luxembourgish cyclist (b. 1887)
  • 1927 Tommy Routledge, cricketer (4 Tests for South Africa 1892-96), dies
  • 1945 Clem Hill, cricketer (49 Tests for Australia 1896-1912), dies
  • 1957 Ezio F Pinza, Italian bass (Scale of Milan, NY Met Opera), dies
  • 1981 C E "Nip" Pellew, cricketer (10 Tests 484 runs at 37), dies
  • 1981 Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)
  • 1995 Percy Mansell, cricketer (355 runs in 13 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 2002 Dan Devine, American football coach (b. 1924)
  • 2008 Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (b. 1929)
  • 2009 Chuck Daly, American basketball coach (b. 1930)
  • 2011 Wouter Weylandt, Belgian cyclist (b. 1984)
  • 2013 Andrew Simpson, British sailor, dies after a yacht capsize at 36
  • 2014 Mel Patton, American sprinter, double Olympic champion, dies at 89