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On this Day in Sports History April 9

On this Day in Sports History April 9

MLB

On this day in 1993, Nolan Ryan became the oldest pitcher to start and win an Opening Day Game at the age of 46.  The Texas Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 behind a great performance from Ryan.  Tommy John held the previous record at 45 years old in 1989.

NBA

On this day in 1998, Seattle SuperSonics head coach George Karl won his 500th career game, with a 103-101 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

NFL

On this day in 1945, the NFL made it mandatory that all players wear socks during league games.

Golf

On this day in 1962, Arnold Palmer won the Masters, beating out Gary Player and Dow Finsterwald in a three-way playoff.

On this day in 2001, Tiger Woods won the Masters to become the first player to own all four professional major titles at the same time.

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