February 1909 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 12 American James Clark runs world record marathon (2:46:52.6) in NYC

Sports History

Feb 18 Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 11 Max Baer, American heavyweight boxing champion (1934-35), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1959)
  • Feb 17 Jef Scherens, Belgian track cyclist (World C'ships gold sprint 1932-37, 47), born in Werchter, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • Feb 18 Matti Jarvinen, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1932)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 4 John Clarkson, American Baseball HOF pitcher (Triple Crown 1889; no-hitter 1885; 3 × NL wins leader; 3 × NL strikeout leader; Chicago White Stockings, Boston Beaneaters), dies of mental illness & pneumonia at 47