On This Day

On This Day in Sport for September 8

Events in Sport

  • 1883 New York Gothams score 13 runs in an inning in a 16-6 win over Philadelphia Quakers at Recreation Park, Philadelphia; MLB record (18) set 2 days earlier
  • 1894 Employed by Thomas Edison, William K.L. Dickson films first boxing match at West Orange, New Jersey, an exhibition between world heavyweight champion James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney
  • 1905 Pittsburgh Pirates strand NL record 18 men on base in 8-3 defeat to Cincinnati Reds at Exposition Park, Pittsburgh
  • 1915 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: William Johnston beats Maurice McLoughlin 1-6, 6-0, 7-5, 10-8 in first US event held at West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York
  • 1939 Indians Bob Feller, 20, is youngest pitcher to win 20 games
  • 1939 Yanks beat Red Sox 4-1 in 7, game called because of lightning
  • 1943 NY Giants' pitcher Ace Adams sets record by working in his 62nd game
  • 1946 San Francisco 49ers play 1st AAFC game, lose to NY Yankees 21-7
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1973 Ice hockey star Bobby Orr (25) weds speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada
  • 1987 NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice (24) weds girlfriend Jackie Mitchell
  • 2010 Grammy nominated singer Jenni Rivera (41) weds MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza (38) at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1980 Bruce Dooland, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests; Nottinghamshire; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1955), dies at 56
  • 1983 Antonin Magne, French bicylist (won Tour de France 1931, 34), dies
  • 1984 Johnnie Parsons, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1950; AAA/USAC Championship 1949), dies at 66
  • 1984 Frank Lowson, England cricket batsman (7 Tests, 2 x 50s; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 59
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