1909 in sports


1909 in sports

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Baseball

* World Series - Pittsburgh Pirates defeat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3

Boxing

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

* June 15 - Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord's and form the Imperial Cricket Conference.

Figure skating

*World Championship
* Men's Champion - Ulrich Salchow, Sweden
* Women's Champion - Lily Kronberger, Hungary

Football (Australian rules football)

* Victorian Football League - South Melbourne wins the 13th VFL Premiership (South Melbourne 4.14 (38) d Carlton 4.12 (36))

Football (Canadian Rules)

* Canadian Football League - University of Toronto wins the 1st Grey Cup over Parkdale 26-6

Football (rugby league)

New South Wales Rugby League goes into its second season
*South Sydney Rabbitohs win the title on forfeit, defeating Balmain Tigers
*Cumberland, one of the nine original teams of 1908, had been absorbed by Western Suburbs Magpies after 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)

* West Auckland Town, an English amateur side, beat FC Winterthur of Switzerland 2-0 to win the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy, one of the very first international club competitions.

England

* First Division - Newcastle United win the 1908-09 title.
* FA Cup - Manchester United beat Bristol City 1-0.

Golf

*June 8-11 - British Open - John Henry Taylor
*June 23-25 - U.S. Open - George Sargent
*British Amateur - Robert Maxwell
*U.S. Amateur - Robert A. Gardner

Horse racing

* May 3 - Kentucky Derby - Wintergreen
* Preakness - Effendi
* Belmont Stakes - Joe Madden

Ice hockey

;Amateur hockey
* February 1909 - The Allan Cup is 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 Club wins the Eastern Canada Hockey Association (ECHA) championship and the Stanley Cup.
* March 1909 - The Renfrew Creamery Kings win 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 Wanderers to 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 Montreal Canadiens.

Events

*November 30 - A goal is scored in the St. Andrew's Day match of the Eton Wall Game at 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.

Births

*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)

Deaths

*January 6 - George Dixon, the first black world boxing champion


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