This Day in Sports History: 10/9

  • 1909 – Lowell plays in their first ever football game, falling to Morocco 10-5.

  • 1915 – Woodrow Wilson becomes the first US President to attend a World Series game.

  • 1919 – The Cincinnati Reds defeat the White Sox to win the World Series. The win would later be tainted when its discovered that eight Sox players threw the series.

  • 1928 – The Yankees complete a sweep of the Cardinals to win the World Series.

  • 1934 – The Cardinals defeat the Tigers in game #7 to win the World Series.

  • 1938 – The Yankees win their third straight World Series title by finishing a sweep of the Cubs.

  • 1947 – East Chicago Roosevelt beats Clark 28-0 as part of an undefeated 9-0 season.

  • 1953 – Morton loses to Clark 28-7 – it’s the Governors’ 11th loss in total games in program history. The losing streak ends the next week when they tie Crown Point.

  • 1956 – Calumet football suffers their first loss in program history, losing to East Gary 32-0.

  • 1964 – Merrillville defeats Highland 41-6 as part of a 9-0-1 campaign.

  • 1966 – The Orioles sweep the Dodgers to win the World Series.

  • 1970 – Valparaiso defeats Munster 14-7. It’s the only loss of the season for the Mustangs.

  • 1974 – The Washington Capitals play in the franchise’s first NHL game.

  • 1975 – Bishop Noll shuts out EC Washington as part of a perfect 10-0 season.

  • 1986 – Buffalo Sabre Gilbert Perreault becomes the 12th player in NHL history to record 500 career goals.

  • 1987 – Hobart defeats Merrillville 24-14 as part of their state championship winning season.

  • 1997 – The New York Rangers become the first team in NHL history to open a season with four consecutive ties.

  • 1997 – Legendary college basketball coach Dean Smith announces his retirement after 36 years and 879 victories at North Carolina.

  • 1998 – Highland defeats Griffith 14-7. It’s the first time the Trojans beat the Panthers since 1987.

  • 2000 – Brett Hull, then with the Dallas Stars, scores his 611th career goal, putting him at #9 on the NHL’s all-time list and passing his father Bobby Hull.

  • 2002 – The Los Angeles Kings retire Wayne Gretzky’s #99.

  • 2005 – The Astros beat the Braves 7-6 in 18 innings – the longest post-season game in MLB history.

  • 2009 – Munster defeats Lowell 15-13. It’s the final regular season loss of the Kirk Kennedy era at Lowell.

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