On This Day

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
  • 1965 Willie Mays named NL MVP
  • 1976 Oakland A's release Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame baseball career
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1882 Joe Hardstaff Sr., English cricket batsman and umpire (5 Tests; umpire 21 Tests), 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)
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Weddings in Sport

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

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1929 Nicolaas Theunissen, South African cricket break bowler (2nd Test 1889), dies
  • 1944 Frank Marshall, American chess player (US Champion 1909-36), dies at 67
  • 1957 Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (1st recognised world long jump record 1901), dies at 85
  • 1968 Wally Grout, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (51 Tests, 187 dismissals, 3 x 50s), dies from a heart attack at 41
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