- 1909 in sports
World Series- Pittsburgh Piratesdefeat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3
June 19- Monte Attell, won the World Bantamweight Championship joining his brother Abe Attell, who held the World Featherweight Championship, to become the first pair of brothers to hold world titles simultaneously. Cricket Figure skating
* Men's Champion -
Ulrich Salchow, Sweden
* Women's Champion -
Lily Kronberger, Hungary Football( Australian rules football) Football(Canadian Rules)
Canadian Football League- University of Torontowins the 1st Grey Cupover Parkdale 26-6 Football( rugby league)
New South Wales Rugby League goes into its second season
South Sydney Rabbitohswin the title on forfeit, defeating Balmain Tigers
*Cumberland, one of the nine original teams of 1908, had been absorbed by
Western Suburbs Magpiesafter playing a mere 8 games
*Eight teams compete in season 1909:
Balmain Tigers, Eastern Suburbs Roosters, Glebe Dirty Reds, Newcastle Rebels, Newtown Jets, North Sydney Bears, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Western Suburbs Magpies. Football (soccer)
Golf Horse racing
May 3- Kentucky Derby- Wintergreen
Belmont Stakes- Joe Madden Ice hockey
* February 1909 - The
Allan Cupis donated to be the amateur championship hockey trophy of Canada.
* March 1909 - The Ottawa Cliffsides win the
Inter-Provincial Amateur Hockey Union(IPAHU) to win the Allan Cup. The Cliffsides lose a challenge to Queen's College of Kingston, Ontario.;Professional hockey
* March 1909 - The
Ottawa Hockey Clubwins the Eastern Canada Hockey Association (ECHA) championship and the Stanley Cup.
* March 1909 - The
Renfrew Creamery Kingswin the Federal Hockey League championship and challenge for the Stanley Cup, but cannot play for the Cup because the Stanley Cup trustees rule their players are ineligible.
* November 1909 - The ECHA disbands over the plans of the
Montreal Wanderersto change rinks. Two rival leagues are founded, splitting the top rival team. The Canadian Hockey Association is formed with Ottawa HC and the National Hockey Association(NHA) with the Montreal Wanderers. The NHA is founded by the president of the Renfrew team, who is seeking a chance at the Stanley Cup. The CHA would disband in January 1910, and the NHA takes in Ottawa and Montreal Shamrocks from the CHA.
* December 1909 - The NHA inaugurates a new team 'Les Canadiens' the basis of today's
November 30- A goal is scored in the St. Andrew's Daymatch of the Eton Wall Gameat Eton College. As of 2003, no more goals have been scored in the St. Andrew's day game (which is the most important match of the year) but points have been scored by other methods.
February 11— Max Baer ("The Livermore Larruper"), American boxer and actor (d. 1959)
February 15— Guillermo Gorostiza Paredes, Spanish football (soccer) player (d. 1966)
April 5— Cilly Aussem, German tennis player (d. 1963)
August 9— Ivan Fuqua, American athlete (d. 1994)
August 22— Mel Hein, American football player (d. 1992)
October 14— Bernd Rosemeyer, German champion racing driver (d. 1938)
November 4— Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (d. 1974)
January 6- George Dixon, the first blackworld boxing champion
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