Events in Sport on April 9

  • 1880 20th British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 162 at Musselburgh Links
  • 1906 3½th modern Olympic games opens in Athens (4/22 NS)
  • 1912 1st exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park (Red Sox vs Harvard)
  • 1913 Brooklyn Dodger's Ebbets Field opens, Phillies win 1-0

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1925 Babe Ruth rushed to hospital

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1928 Top-Oss soccer team forms in Oss
  • 1931 Chicago Cy Wentworth beats Montreal Canadiens at 13:50 of 6th period
  • 1932 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep NY Rangers in 3 games
  • 1935 Stanley Cup: Montreal Maroons sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 3 games
  • 1941 PGA establishes Golf Hall of Fame
  • 1945 NFL requires players to wear long stockings
  • 1946 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1

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1947 Baseball suspends Bkln Dodger Leo Durocher for 1 year

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1950 14th Masters Golf Tournament: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 283
  • 1959 Balt Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Washington Senators)

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1959 Bill Sharman hits a NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • 1959 13th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics sweep Minn Lakers in 4 games Boston Celtics wins 8th straight title
  • 1960 14th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3

Sport awardGolf Major

1962 26th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1965 1st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1966 Anaheim Stadium for California Angels opens
  • 1967 31st Masters Golf Tournament: Gay Brewer Jr wins, shooting a 280
  • 1968 Minn's Wayne Connelly is 1st to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
  • 1969 Chic Cub Billy Williams hits 4 consecutive doubles beat Phillies 11-3

Sport awardGolf Major

1972 36th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286

  • 1972 Glenn Turner (259) & Terry Jarvis make 387 opening cricket stand v WI
  • 1973 37th Masters Golf Tournament: Tommy Aaron wins, shooting a 283

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1974 San Diego Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life"

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc

Sport awardGolf Major

1978 42nd Masters Golf Tournament: Gary Player wins, shooting a 277

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 1978 Brewers sweep Orioles 11-3, 16-3, & 13-5 (each with a grand slam)

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1978 In separate NBA games Denver's David Thompson scores 73 points & San Antonio's George Gervin scores 63 points (33 in 1 quarter)

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin
  • 1980 Los Angeles Kings tie NHL record with two shorthanded playoff goals (vs NY Islanders)
  • 1981 LA Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela's 1st start, beats Astros 2-0
  • 1982 LA Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record
  • 1983 137th Grand National: Ben de Haan aboard Corbiere wins
  • 1985 White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game

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1987 For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) in a Stanley Cup game and passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1988 Devils 3-0 over Islanders-Devils lead 2-1 in 1st round
  • 1988 142nd Grand National: Brendan Powell aboard Rhyme 'n' Reason wins

Sport awardGolf Major

1989 53rd Masters Golf Tournament: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 283 after Scott Hoch chokes on an 18 inch putt

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Mike Tyson strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1989 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1989 Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in NY's 4-3 loss to Clev

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1990 NY Islanders beat NY Rangers 4-3 in double overtime-Rangers lead 2-1
  • 1992 Florida drops rape charges against NY Mets Gooden, Boston & Coleman
  • 1992 Record 18 golfers shoot in 60s in Masters round 1 (old record 12)
  • 1993 Colorado Rockies 1st home game & 1st victory, 11-4 over Mont Expos
  • 1994 147th Grand National: Richard Dunwoody aboard Miinnehoma wins
  • 1995 59th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 274
  • 1997 Cleve Indians closer Jose Mesa found guilty of rape
  • 1997 Major League Soccer announces Miami & Chicago expansion
  • 1997 NFL announces it will give $3M to CFL & possible "World Classic Bowl"
  • 2000 64th Masters Golf Tournament: Vijay Singh wins, shooting a 278
  • 2005 158th Grand National: Ruby Walsh aboard Hedgehunter wins

Sport awardGolf Major

2006 70th Masters Golf Tournament: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 281

  • 2011 164th Grand National: Jason Maguire aboard Ballabriggs wins
  • 2013 32nd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Louisville 93-60
  • 2017 81st Masters Golf Tournament: Spanaird Sergio Garcia wins his 1st major after beating Justin Rose in a playoff