On This Day

On This Day in Sport for September 9

Events in Sport

  • 1841 Tom Hyer beats George McChester in 101 rounds at Caldwell's Landing, NY to become first American heavyweight boxing champion
  • 1904 Boston Herald again refers to NY baseball club as Yankees, when it reports "Yankees take 2," Yankee name not official till 1913
  • 1909 Jack Johnson retains his heavyweight boxing title when he fights Al Kaufman to a no decision in 10 rounds at Coffroth's Arena, San Francisco, California
  • 1914 Boston Brave George Davis no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 7-0
  • 1927 Tony Lazzeri Day at Yankee Stadium
  • 1928 Silvio Cator of Haiti, sets then long jump record at 26' ½"
  • 1934 Armas Toivonen becomes 1st European marathoner (2:52:29.0)
  • 1936 New York Yankees beat Cleveland Indians, 12-9 at League Park to clinch AL pennant on the earliest date in history
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1995 American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan (25) weds her agent Jerry Solomon (41) at the Church of the Covenant, Boston
  • 2006 Tennis player Iva Majoli (29) weds local businessman Stipe Marić

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