This Day in Sports History: 4/9

  • 1912 – The first baseball game is held at Fenway Park with the Red Sox taking on Harvard in an exhibition game.

  • 1913 – Ebbets Field opens in Brooklyn, with the Dodgers defeating Philadelphia 1-0.

  • 1959 – The Boston Celtics win their first of eight straight NBA championships.

  • 1969 – Billy Williams hits four consecutive doubles as the Cubs defeat the Phillies 11-3.

  • 1972 – Jack Nicklaus wins the 36th Masters tournament.

  • 1987 – Wayne Gretzky passes Jean Beliveau to become the all-time leader in post-season scoring in NHL history.

  • 1989 – Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base.

  • 1989 – Andre Dawson hits his 300th career home run.

  • 1997 – Major League Soccer announces expansion franchises in both Chicago and Miami.

  • 2006 – Phil Mickelson wins the 70th Masters tournament, the second “green jacket” of his career.

  • 2017 – Segio Garcia wins his first career major, defeating Justin Rose in a playoff to capture the 81st Masters title.

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