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This Day in Sports History — August 9

Jesse Owens Relay
Hulton Archive

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 9:

1900 — In the first-ever Davis Cup tennis competition, Malcolm Whitman, Holcombe Ward and Dwight Davis (the Cup’s namesake) of the United States defeated Britain, 3-0, at the Longwood Cricket Club near Boston. (More info.)

1925 — Suffering from a sore back, Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees was removed for a pinch-hitter, Bobby Veach, for the only time in his career. (More info.)

1936 — As part of the United States’ 4×100-meter relay team, Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Berlin. (More info.)

1946 — For the first time in history, all scheduled Major League Baseball games were played at night. (More info.)

1971 — Pitcher Satchel Paige, who spent the prime of his career in the Negro leagues, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. (More info.)

1975 — The Houston Oilers beat the New Orleans Saints, 13-7, in a preseason contest that was the first NFL game played in the Louisiana Superdome. (More info.)

1976 — Pitcher John Candelaria of the Pittsburgh Pirates no-hit the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-0, at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. (More info.)

1981 — The National League beat the American League, 5-4, in the MLB All-Star Game at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. (More info.)

1988 — The Edmonton Oilers traded hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky, Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski to the Los Angeles Kings for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, $15 million in cash and three future first-round draft picks. (More info.)

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