Events in Sport on October 9

  • 1905 Philadelphia A's meet Giants in World Series, Giants win 3-0

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1909 Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1910 Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting average with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won

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1915 Woodrow Wilson becomes first US President to attend a World Series game

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

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1916 Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1920 1st World Series game in Cleveland, Indians win 2-1
  • 1921 Babe Ruth's 1st WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays
  • 1928 NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series; Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in game
  • 1934 St Louis Cards beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series
  • 1938 Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game
  • 1938 NY Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win
  • 1944 St Louis Cards beat St Louis Browns, 4 games to 2 in 41st World Series
  • 1949 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series
  • 1951 5th NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto: 1st Team ties 2nd Team, 2-2; first year format - 1st v 2nd All-Star Teams, with additional players
  • 1951 Gil McDougald's World Series grand slam helps Yanks beat Giants 13-1
  • 1956 10th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum: All-Stars tie Montreal, 1-1

  • 1958 NY Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series
  • 1958 NY Yankees appear in 9 & win 7 of last 10 World Series
  • 1961 NY Yankees beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series

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1961 Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings in the World Series

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1961 World Series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1

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1965 Ryder Cup, Royal Birkdale GC: US beats Great Britain 19½-12½; Byron Nelson non-playing American captain; Harry Weetman GB skipper

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • 1966 Balt Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
  • 1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
  • 1974 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1
  • 1974 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
  • 1976 Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on cricket debut New Zealand v Pakistan Javed 1st wkt
  • 1976 Test Cricket debut of Javed Miandad (Pakistan), scores 163 on 1st day
  • 1977 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2

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1986 Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, becomes the 12th NHLer to score 500 goals

  • 1988 9th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 25-12
  • 1988 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • 1989 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
  • 1989 First NFL game coached by an African American (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
  • 1989 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1
  • 1991 San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
  • 1997 North Carolina's record winning college basketball coach Dean Smith retires
  • 1997 NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties

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2011 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel finishes 3rd in the Japanese F1 Grand Prix to clinch his second consecutive World Drivers Championship

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel