On This Day

Events in Sport on May 9

  • 1889 15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34.50
  • 1901 Cleveland's Earl Moore no-hits Chicago White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
  • 1914 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
  • 1927 52nd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6

Sports History

1930 55th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6

  • 1931 56th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59
  • 1932 57th Preakness: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 1:59.8
  • 1937 Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)
  • 1942 67th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57
  • 1944 Joe McCarthy returns as Yankee manager after an illness
  • 1945 New balata ball used in baseball, 50% livilier
  • 1958 Russian Mikhail Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship

Sports History

1959 Dorothy Rigney, husband John, and Hank Greenberg resign from White Sox

  • 1961 Baltimore Oriole Jim Gentile hits 2 grand slams (9 RBIs) vs Minnesota Twins
  • 1971 Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)

Baseball Record

1973 For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game

  • 1975 Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m ('unofficial' world record, due to his professional status) in El Paso, Texas
  • 1984 Chicago White Sox beat Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in 25 innings (started 5/8)
  • 1986 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1

Baseball Record

1987 Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games

  • 1989 NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
  • 1989 NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
  • 1990 Sampdoria of Italy win 30th European Cup Winner's Cup against Anderlecht of Belgium 2-0 in Gothenburg
  • 1990 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat Washington Capitals, 4 games to 0
  • 1995 Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0
  • 1997 San Diego Padres retire #35 worn by pitcher Randy Jones
  • 2001 Accra Sports Stadium Disaster: 129 Ghanaian football fans die in a stampede caused by the firing of teargas by police following a decision by the referee in a crucial match between arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko
  • 2010 Oakland A's Dallas Braden becomes 19th pitcher to throw a perfect game (4-0 vs Tampa Bay)
  • 2010 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: South African Tim Clark fires a final round 67 for his first PGA Tour victory, 1 stroke ahead of Robert Allenby of Australia
  • 2013 Everton Manager David Moyes is announced as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United (he only lasts 10 months)
  • 2018 Manchester City smashes EPL records in 3-1 win over Brighton - most goals (105), most points (97) and most wins (31)
  • 2019 English clubs create football history by taking all 4 final spots in Europe's 2 major competitions; Chelsea & Arsenal qualify in Europa Cup after 'miracle' Champions League wins for Liverpool & Spurs