On This Day

March 1909 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 21 Moran & MacFarland (US) wins Europe's 1st 6 day bicycle race (Berlin)
  • Mar 26 71st Grand National: Georges Parfrement wins aboard French 100/9 hope Lutteur III
  • Mar 31 National Baseball Commission rules players who jump contracts to be suspended for 5 years; players joining outlaw organizations suspended for 3 years

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 2 Mel Ott, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder and manager (12 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; 6 × NL home run leader; NY Giants), born in Gretna, Louisiana (d. 1958)
  • Mar 19 Attilio Demaria, Argentinian footballer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 25 Dutch (Emil) Leonard, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1.01 ERA 1914)