On This Day

On This Day in Sport for February 9

Events in Sport

  • 1540 The first recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester)
  • 1895 William Morgan presents his new sport "Mintonette" to the world at Springfield College, Massachusetts, later renames it "Volleyball" [1]
  • 1900 Dwight Davis establishes a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup
  • 1912 US Tennis Association amends rule taking bye away from defending champion
  • 1916 NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20)
  • 1920 Joint Rules Com bans foreign substances & alterations to baseballs
  • 1932 USA enters Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time
  • 1935 US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
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