Events in Sport on March 9

  • 1864 26th Grand National: George Stevens wins his 3rd GN aboard 10/1 Emblematic; winning mare's full sister Emblem the race winner the previous year
  • 1870 32nd Grand National: George Stevens wins consecutive GN's aboard 7/2 favourite The Colonel; his 5th and final GN victory
  • 1895 Stanley Cup, Victoria Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Victorias clinches trophy as Montreal HC beats Queens University (Kingston, Ontario), 5-1
  • 1897 Cleveland Indians fans start calling the team "Indians" (in 1915 becomes official)
  • 1897 MLB Cleveland Spiders sign Louis Sockalexis, full-blooded Penobscot
  • 1904 Brandon's Lester Patrick becomes 1st hockey defenseman to score a goal
  • 1908 Italian football club Inter Milan founded as Foot-Ball Club Internazionale
  • 1923 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens outscore Ottawa Senators, 3-2, in 2

Sports History

1936 Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player

Sports History

1946 Ted Williams is offered $500,000 to play in Mexican Baseball League, he refuses

  • 1952 Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title
  • 1957 4th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats South Carolina, 95-75
  • 1958 Detroit Pistons forward George Yardley III scores 26 points in 111-90 defeat to Syracuse Nationals; 1st NBA player to score 2,000 points in a season

Sports History

1961 Philadelphia Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scores 67 points in 135-126 win over NY Knicks at Philadelphia Civic Center

  • 1968 15th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats NC State, 87-50
  • 1972 Players on White Sox vote 31-0 in favor of a strike, if necessary
  • 1974 21st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Maryland, 103-100 (OT)
  • 1978 Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa Canada won by Linichuk & Karponosov

Sports History

1979 MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters

  • 1984 Philadelphia 76'ers block 20 Seattle shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • 1984 Tim Witherspoon beats Greg Page in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1985 26th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Auburn beats Alabama, 53-49
  • 1985 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Katarina Witt (East Germany)
  • 1986 33rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Georgia Tech, 68-67
  • 1989 Roger Kingdom runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.36 sec)
  • 1991 Joe Dumaars (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 62 games
  • 1993 Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak
  • 1995 Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays
  • 1996 Javed Miandad's last international in Pakistan's Cricket World Cup Quater Final loss to India

Sports History

1996 Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya hammers 82 off 44 balls (13x4 3x6) v England in Cricket World Cup Quarter Final

  • 1997 38th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Georgia, 95-68
  • 1997 44th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #5 North Carolina beats NC State, 64-54

Sports History

2002 Joe Sakic plays his 1,000th career game

Sports History

2012 Indian batsman Rahul Dravid announces his retirement from Test and domestic cricket

  • 2013 Bernard Hopkins defeats Tavoris Cloud to win IBF light heavyweight title