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This Day in Sports History — June 9

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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on June 9:
1899 — James J. Jeffries knocked out defending world heavyweight champion Bob Fitzsimmons in the 11th round of their fight at Coney Island in Brooklyn. (More info.)

1914 — Future Hall of Famer Honus Wagner became the second MLB player to record 3,000 hits. (More info.)

1973 —  Ron Turcotte rode Secretariat to the first Triple Crown in 25 years via a 31-length victory in the Belmont Stakes. (More info.)

1978 — Larry Holmes beat Ken Norton in 15 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title. (More info.)

1985 — The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics in the sixth game of their series to win the NBA championship in Boston Garden. (More info.)

1991 — The London Monarchs defeated the Barcelona Dragons 21-0 in the World League of American Football’s first World Bowl. (More info.)

1993 — The Montreal Canadiens beat the L.A. Kings, four games to one, to win the Stanley Cup. (More info.)

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