This Day in Sports History: 11/9

  • 1912- Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School defeated Dwight D. Eisenhower and Army 27-6, at West Point, New York.

  • 1946- Notre Dame football ties with the defending national champions, Army, 0-0.  Both teams were undefeated.

  • 1961- PGA eliminated the Caucasians-only rule.

  • 1968 – Andrean nips Hobart 7-6 at Gilroy Stadium in Gary to close out the campaign with a perfect 10-0 mark, a record they would achieve again the following season.

  • 1977- George Foster, Cincinnati Reds, wins MVP (.320 average, 52 HR’s, 149 RBI)

  • 1979 – In what many call Brickie Bowl’s greatest game, Hobart upsets #1 Penn, a team that would send six players from this game to play Division I football. In front of a reported 8,500 fans, the Brickies shock the state with a 27-20 victory over the Kingsmen. With the win, Hobart advanced to the state finals for the first of 11 times. (Click HERE to read/watch: “We Can Beat These Guys”)

  • 1982- Sugar Ray Leonard retires from boxing for the first time in career.

  • 1983- David Stern named NBA commissioner.

  • 1984 – Michigan City Elston falls 21-13 at Brickie Bowl. With the win, Hobart captures their sixth consecutive regional championship.

  • 1989- Milwaukee Bucks beat Seattle 155-154 in 5 OT’s.  Dale Ellis, Supersonics, set NBA record by playing 69 minutes.

  • 1990 – Hobart captures their 10th regional title (in 12 years) and improves to 12-0 on the season with a 14-13 victory over the Andrean 59ers at Father Eckert Field.

  • 1993- Barry Bonds wins NL MVP for third time in last four seasons (.336 average, 46 HR’s, 123 RBI).

  • 1995- Chicago Bulls defeat Cleveland Cavaliers on the road, first win of the NBA record 33 road wins in a season.

  • 1996- Evander Holyfield recorded a TKO on Mike Tyson in the 11th round for the heavyweight title.

  • 1999- Carlos Beltran wins AL Rookie of the Year (.293 average, 22 HR’s, 108 RBI).

  • 2001 –  Andrean shuts out Frankfort 10-0 to win the school’s second ever regional championship.

  • 2004- Roger Clemens wins 7th Cy Young (18-4, 2.98 ERA, 218 strikeouts).

  • 2007 – Kirk Kennedy’s Lowell Red Devils win their fourth regional, this one by a 20-13 score over Russ Radtke’s Griffith Panthers at the Boneyard. 

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