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
  • 1956 Lou Thesz beats Whipper Billy Watson in St Louis, to become NWA wrestling champion
  • 1961 PGA eliminates caucasians only rule
  • 1963 17th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 42-7 in Annapolis
  • 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

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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 Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 v Australia at the Gabba

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
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
  • 1997 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup
  • 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 high jumper (Olympic gold 1948), born in Albany, Georgia (d. 2014)
  • 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 pitcher (Cy Young/NL MVP 1968), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1942 Thomas Daniel Weiskopf, PGA 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 GaĆ©tan Hart, Canadian boxer
  • 1959 Karin Mundinger, LPGA golfer (1985 Singapore Open-2nd), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1959 Sito Pons, Spanish motorbike racer
  • 1963 Anthony Bowie, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
  • 1964 Leah Pells, 1.5k runner (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1965 Todd Gill, Cardinal, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1966 Virgil Robertson, CFL defensive end (BC Lions)
  • 1967 Scott Bianco, Kamloops BC, 90 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Ricky Otto, English footballer
  • 1968 David Jones, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Jeff Brady, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969 Angel Miranda, Arecieo Puerto Rico, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1970 Bill Guerin, NHL right wing (NJ Devils, Oilers), born in Wilbraham, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Chad Ogea, Lake Charles LA, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1970 Chantal Brunner, long jumper (Olympics-96), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1970 Melanie Roche, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1971 David Robert Duval, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1971 Jimmy Hitchcock, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • 1971 Michael Barber, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971 Steve Rhem, NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972 Laxmi Poruri, tennis star (1994 Futures-College Park), born in Guntur, India
  • 1972 Mark Fields, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972 Ron Rice, NFL cornerback and safety (Detroit Lions)
  • 1973 Fred Lindberg, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)
  • 1973 Zisis Vryzas, Greek footballer
  • 1974 Alessandro Del Piero, Italian footballer
  • 1978 Todd Self, American baseball player
  • 1979 Adam Dunn, American baseball player
  • 1979 Martin Taylor, English footballer
  • 1980 James Harper, English footballer
  • 1980 Dominique Maltais, Quebec snowboarder
  • 1984 Joel Zumaya, American baseball player

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
  • 1957 Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (b. 1872)
  • 1968 Wally Grout, cricketer (successful Australian WK before Marsh), dies
  • 1988 Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 64
  • 1997 Helenio Herrera, French football player and coach (b. 1910)