On This Day in Sport for November 9

Events in Sport

  • 1907 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds
  • 1950 Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer selected as Manager of Year
  • 1950 White Sox release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930
  • 1953 Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws
  • 1961 PGA eliminates caucasians only rule
  • 1965 1st NY Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St Louis

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1965 Willie Mays named NL MVP

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1980 Tatsuko Ohsako wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1982 Brewers' Robin Yount wins AL MVP unanimously
  • 1984 1st-class cricket debut for Brian McMillan, Transvaal B v N Tvl B

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1984 Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1984 Most shots in a NY Islander game (88 - Isles 45, NY Rangers 43)

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1985 Gary Kasparov becomes the youngest ever world chess champion (22), with a 13-11 win over fellow Russian Anatoly Karpov

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov

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1985 Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 New Zealand v Australia at the Gabba

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee
  • 1986 Ai-Yu Tu wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1988 MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
  • 1991 Houston's Roman Anderson is 1st NCAA to kick 400 pts
  • 1996 8th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 48-21 in Chestnut Hill

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1996 Evander Holyfield upsets Mike Tyson in 11th-round knockout in Las Vegas to regain WBA heavyweight boxing title; second boxer, after Muhammad Ali, to win a heavyweight title 3 times

Boxer Evander Holyfield
Evander Holyfield
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1997 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup

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2008 American tennis star Venus Williams wins her first career year-ending title; beats Russian Vera Zvonareva 6–7, 6–0, 6–2 in the WTA Tour Championship final at Doha, Qatar

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 2014 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Home favourite Petra Kvitová beats Germany's Angelique Kerber 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 for an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-1) and an 8th title for the Czechs
  • 2015 World Anti-Doping Agency commission report recommends Russian Federation be banned from athletics competitions for running a "state-supported" doping programme

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1882 Joe Hardstaff Sr, English cricketer ("Hotstuff" in 1907-08 MCC tour of Aust), born in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1947)
  • 1903 Edward van der Merwe, South African cricket wicket keeper (2 Tests in 30's), born in Rustenburg, Transvaal (d. 1971)
  • 1921 Viktor Chukarin, Soviet gymnast (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Mariupol, Ukraine (d. 1984)
  • 1923 Alice Coachman, American athlete (Olympic gold high jump 1948), born in Albany, Georgia (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Bill Bruton, American MLB outfielder (NL stolen bases leader 1953-55), born in Penola, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Charlie Jones, American sportscaster (Almost Anything Goes), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 2008)
  • 1931 Tommy Greenhough, English cricketer (English leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1959-60), born in Rochdale, Lancashire (d. 2009)
  • 1931 Whitey Herzog, American baseball manager (St Louis Cardinals), born in New Athens, Illinois
  • 1935 Bob Gibson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Cy Young/NL MVP 1968), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1942 Tom Weiskopf, American golfer (British Open 1973), born in Massillon, Ohio
  • 1943 John Shepherd, cricketer (WI all-rounder 1969-71, later in South Africa), born in Belleplaine, Barbados
  • 1948 Sharon Stouder, American 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Altadena, California (d. 2013)
  • 1953 Gaétan Hart, Canadian boxer
  • 1959 Karin Mundinger, LPGA golfer (1985 Singapore Open-2nd), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1959 Sito Pons, Spanish motorbike racer, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1963 Anthony Bowie, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1964 Leah Pells, Canadian 1.5k runner (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1965 Todd Gill, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Brockville, Canada
  • 1966 Virgil Robertson, CFL defensive end (BC Lions), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967 Scott Bianco, 90 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 1967 Ricky Otto, English footballer, born in London Borough of Hackney, United Kingdom
  • 1968 David Jones, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1968 Jeff Brady, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1969 Angel Miranda, Puerto Rican baseball pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
  • 1970 Bill Guerin, NHL right wing (NJ Devils, Oilers), born in Wilbraham, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Chad Ogea, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • 1970 Chantal Brunner, long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1970 Melanie Roche, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Bankstown, New South Wales
  • 1971 David Duval, American golfer (British Open 2001), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1971 Jimmy Hitchcock, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots), born in Concord, North Carolina
  • 1971 Michael Barber, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks), born in Winfield, West Virginia
  • 1971 Steve Rhem, NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Ocala, Florida
  • 1972 Laxmi Poruri, American tennis star (1994 Futures-College Park), born in Guntur, India
  • 1972 Mark Fields, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Ron Rice, NFL cornerback and safety (Detroit Lions), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973 Fred Lindberg, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales Australia
  • 1973 Zisis Vryzas, Greek footballer, born in Kavala, Greece
  • 1974 Alessandro Del Piero, Italian footballer, born in Conegliano, Italy
  • 1978 Todd Self, American baseball player, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1979 Adam Dunn, American baseball player, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1979 Martin Taylor, English footballer, born in Ashington, England
  • 1980 James Harper, English footballer, born in Bell, California
  • 1980 Dominique Maltais, Canadian snowboarder, born in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Canada
  • 1984 Joel Zumaya, American baseball player, born in Chula Vista, California

Weddings in Sport

  • 2012 Tennis player James Blake (32) weds publicist Emily Snider (37) Del Mar, California

Deaths in Sport

  • 1929 Nicolaas Theunissen, South African cricket break bowler (2nd Test 1889), dies
  • 1944 Frank Marshall, American chess player (b. 1877)
  • 1957 Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (1st recognised world long jump record), dies at 85
  • 1968 Wally Grout, cricketer (successful Australian WK before Marsh), dies
  • 1977 Fred Haney, American baseball player, dies at 81
  • 1988 Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 64
  • 1997 Helenio Herrera, French football player and coach (b. 1910)