Events in Sport on October 9

  • 1905 First league sanctioned Baseball World Series begins; New York Giants (NL) beat Philadelphia A's (AL), 3-0 in Game 1 at Columbia Park

Baseball Record

1909 Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game

  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 1919 Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds beat Chicago White Sox, 10-5 at Comiskey Park for a 5-3 series victory; due to 'Black Sox Scandal' last WS to take place without a Commissioner of Baseball in place

Baseball Record

1921 Babe Ruth's 1st WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays

  • 1928 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat St. Louis Cardinals, 7-3 at Sportsman's Park to become first to sweep consecutive World Series; Babe Ruth hits smashes 3 HRs for Yanks
  • 1934 Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals rout Detroit Tigers, 11-0 at Navin Field to clinch 4 games to 3 series victory and 3rd championship
  • 1938 Cleveland Rams and Chicago Bears play one of only 4 penalty free games in NFL history; Rams win 14-7 at Cleveland Stadium
  • 1944 Baseball World Series: in the only all-St Louis WS, the Cardinals beat the Browns, 3-1 at Sportsman's Park for 4 games to 2 series victory
  • 1949 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 10-6 at Ebbets Field for 4 games to 1 series victory; starts Yankees record run of 5 straight titles
  • 1950 Baseball World Series: New York Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2 at Yankee Stadium to sweep series, 4-0 for 13th WS title in team history; MVP: NY 2B Jerry Coleman
  • 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, Montreal, QC: All-Stars tie Montreal Canadiens, 1-1
  • 1958 MLB World Series: NY Yankees beat Braves, 6-2 at County Stadium in Milwaukee, clinch 4 games to 3 series triumph; MVP: Yankees pitcher Bob Turley

Sports History

1961 Baseball World Series: New York Yankees win 19th championship, 4-1; rout Cincinnati Reds, 13-5 at Crosley Field in Game 5; MVP: Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford

Ryder Cup

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

Sports History

1966 Baseball World Series: Baltimore Orioles claim first championship in franchise history; edge LA Dodgers, 1-0 at Memorial Stadium for 4-0 sweep; MVP: Orioles outfielder Frank Robinson

  • 1974 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
  • 1974 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1976 Yanks 1st AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1
  • 1977 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
  • 1977 Yanks rally for 3 in 9th & beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31
  • 1981 United States Auto Club appeals panel restores disputed Indianapolis 500 victory to disqualified first-across-the-line Bobby Unser
  • 1983 NFL Buffalo Bill QB Joe Ferguson passes for 419 yards with 5 TDs, winning 38-35, in overtime, over Dolphins, in Miami
  • 1988 9th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 25-12
  • 1988 Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 2022 American runner Emily Sisson runs US record 2:18:29 in Chicago Marathon, finishing 2nd by 4:11 to repeat winner Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya

Sports History

2022 Dutch Red Bull driver Max Verstappen secures his second consecutive World F1 Drivers C'ship after finishing in front of Sergio Pérez and Charles Leclerc in the Japanese GP at Suzuka