Events in Sport on January 9

  • 1811 1st Women's Golf Tournament held
  • 1903 Baseball's National & American Leagues make peace
  • 1903 Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the American League's Baltimore baseball franchise for $18,000 and move it to NYC (later the NY Yankees)
  • 1930 Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1942 Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1951 Washington Capitals NBA club folds
  • 1952 Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952 Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1953 Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 pts in basketball game
  • 1954 Bert Olmstead of the Montreal Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1958 In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • 1962 NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks
  • 1967 NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints"
  • 1972 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • 1972 LA Lakers 33 game winning streak snapped by a loss to the Bucks 120-104

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976 Bryan Trottier failed in 4th Islander penalty shot

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • 1977 Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat Minnesota Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR

Sport awardTennis Open

1977 65th Men's Australian Open: Roscoe Tanner beats Guillermo Vilas (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • 1977 65th Women's Australian Open: Kerry Melville Reid beats Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat (7-5, 6-2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Bobby Orr's #4 jersey is retired by the Boston Bruins

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1984 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession
  • 1985 Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
  • 1986 NY Islanders repeat their greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1989 Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1990 Boston Celtics worst ever (6 pts in 2nd vs NJ Nets) & lose 87-78
  • 1990 Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1991 Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1991 Dean Smith of NC is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games
  • 1993 Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100m free style (53.33)
  • 1998 Boston Red Sox Mo Vaughn pleads not guilty to drunken driving
  • 1998 Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky best NHL player ever

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2000 Dan Marino wins his last career NFL game (20-17 vs Seattle)

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino

Sport awardFootball Awards

2012 Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the second consecutive year

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2012 14th BCS National Championship: #2 Alabama beats #1 LSU, 21-0
  • 2014 Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year