On This Day in Sport for October 9

Events in Sport

  • 1905 Philadelphia A's meet Giants in World Series, Giants win 3-0
  • 1907 3rd College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 12-0 in Annapolis

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1909 Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1910 Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting average with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won

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1915 Woodrow Wilson becomes first US President to attend a World Series game

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

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1916 Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1920 1st World Series game in Cleveland, Indians win 2-1
  • 1921 Babe Ruth's 1st WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays
  • 1928 NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series; Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in game
  • 1934 St Louis Cards beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series
  • 1938 Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game
  • 1938 NY Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win
  • 1944 St Louis Cards beat St Louis Browns, 4 games to 2 in 41st World Series
  • 1949 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series
  • 1951 5th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 2-2 at Toronto
  • 1951 Gil McDougald's World Series grand slam helps Yanks beat Giants 13-1
  • 1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
  • 1956 10th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 1-1 at Montreal
  • 1958 NY Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series
  • 1958 NY Yankees appear in 9 & win 7 of last 10 World Series
  • 1961 NY Yankees beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series

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1961 Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1961 World Series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1
  • 1965 16th Ryder Cup: US wins 19½-12½ at Royal Birkdale, England
  • 1966 Balt Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
  • 1974 Frank Robinson becomes 1st African American baseball manager (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
  • 1974 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1
  • 1974 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
  • 1976 Test Cricket debut of Javed Miandad (Pakistan), scores 163 on 1st day
  • 1977 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic
  • 1977 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2

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1986 Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals

  • 1988 9th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 25-12
  • 1988 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • 1989 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
  • 1989 1st NFL game coached by an African American (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
  • 1989 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1
  • 1991 San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
  • 1997 NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1886 Rube Marquard, American baseball player, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • 1900 Silvio Cator, Haitian athlete long jumper (Olympic silver 1928), born in Cavaellon, Haiti (d. 1928)
  • 1903 Walter O'Malley, American baseball team owner (Dodgers), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1907 Klaes Karppinen, Finnish athlete, 4 X 10K relay (Olympic gold 1936), born in Iisalmi, Finland (d. 1992)
  • 1917 Kusuo Kitamura, Japan, 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1932)
  • 1935 Paul Barton, cricketer (NZ batsman in early 1960's, century v South Africa)

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1940 Joe Pepitone, MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • 1945 Naftali Bon, Kapsabet Kenya, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1949 Shep Messing, Israel, soccer goal tender (NY Cosmos)
  • 1950 Mick Malone, cricketer (WA seamer, Test 1977, made 46 took 5-63, 1-14)
  • 1950 Brian Downing, former baseball player
  • 1953 Hank Pfister, Bakersfield Cat, tennis star
  • 1955 Steve Ovett, England, runner (Olympics-800m gold, 1500m bronze-1980)
  • 1957 Don Garber, American sports commissioner
  • 1959 Mike Singletary, NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • 1961 Arlene Boxhall, Zimbabwe, field hockey (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1961 Trevor Matich, NFL center/guard (Washington Redskins)
  • 1961 Julian Bailey, British racing driver
  • 1962 Jorge Burruchaga, Argentinian footballer
  • 1964 Martin Jaite, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1966 Mike Williams, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1967 Carling Bassett-Seguso, Canadian tennis player/actress (Spring Fever)
  • 1967 Gheorge Popescu, Romania, soccer player (Barcelona)
  • 1967 Gica Popescu, Romania, soccer player (PSV)
  • 1969 Charles Jordan, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1969 Dwayne Sabb, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1970 Annika Sorenstam, LPGA golfer (1995 US Women's Open), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1970 Kenny Anderson, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1970 Oleg Kryazhev, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 1971 Pete Mitchell, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1972 Maurice Kelly, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1972 Roman Oben, tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1973 A J Ofodile, NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 Alexey Trochshinskiy, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 1973 Brandon Pollard, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1973 Dexter McCleon, cornerback (St Louis Rams)
  • 1973 Carlos Pavón, Honduran footballer
  • 1974 Kavika Pittman, defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1974 Keith Booth, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1975 Mahendra Nagamootoo, cricketer (Guyanese leg-spinner)
  • 1975 Mark Viduka, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1977 Brian Roberts, American baseball player
  • 1978 Juan Dixon, American basketball player
  • 1979 Lydia Jane Lipscombe, breastroker (Olympics-96), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1979 Gonzalo Sorondo, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1979 Todd Kelly, Australian racing driver
  • 1980 Henrik Zetterberg, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1981 Darius Miles, American basketball player
  • 1982 António Mendonça, Angolan footballer
  • 1982 Shi Jun, Chinese footballer
  • 1983 Jang Mi-Ran, South Korean weightlifter
  • 1983 Andreas Zuber, Austrian racing driver
  • 1983 Stephen Gionta, American ice hockey player
  • 1986 Laure Manaudou, French swimmer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1916 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (21) weds Maxine Gates in Farmington, Utah

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

HeartWedding of Interest

1985 NBA guard George Gervin (33) weds Joyce King in Bexar County, Texas

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin

Deaths in Sport


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1950 George Hainsworth, National Hockey League goaltender, dies in a car accident at 55

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 1993 C R Rangachari, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • 1993 Geert de Vlaeminck, Belgian champion cyclist, dies at 26
  • 1994 Fred Lebow, US founder of New York Marathon, dies of cancer
  • 1994 Raich Carter, footballer, dies at 80
  • 1995 Lord Home of Hirsel, cricket (Middlesex player later British PM), dies
  • 2011 Pavel Karelin, Russian ski jumper (b. 1989)
  • 2016 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, dies of heart disease at 60