On This Day

July 9, 1968 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

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39th MLB All Star Game, Astrodome, Houston, TX: NL beats AL, 1-0; MVP: Willie Mays, SF Giants, CF

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

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Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first reigning NBA MVP to be traded the next season when he moves from Philadelphia 76'ers to LA Lakers

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Birthdays in Sport

  • Paolo Di Canio, Italian football player
  • Shawn Harper, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Frankfurt Galaxy)