On This Day in Sport for August 28

Events in Sport

  • 1886 6th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats R. Livingston Beeckman (4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4)
  • 1888 8th U.S. Men's National Championship: Henry Slocum beats Howard Taylor (6-4, 6-1, 6-0)
  • 1893 13th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Fred Hovey (6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1907 27th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Robert LeRoy (6-2, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1908 14th US Golf Open: Fred McLeod shoots a 322 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass
  • 1918 Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on umpire Tom Connolly

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1921 Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1922 1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4
  • 1926 Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)
  • 1941 8th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 37, All-Stars 13 (98,203)
  • 1942 9th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 21, All-Stars 0 (101,100)
  • 1949 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
  • 1951 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
  • 1951 Pirates snap NY Giants 16 game win streak
  • 1955 1st NFL preseason sudden death football, Rams beats Giants 23-17
  • 1955 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
  • 1956 England retain cricket Ashes, Jim Laker 46 wickets in the series
  • 1960 White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as umpire called time
  • 1966 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
  • 1967 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
  • 1970 Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
  • 1977 Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • 1977 NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1977 Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1977 NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1983 Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1987 Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams & Willie McCovey with 522 HRs

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1987 2nd World Championships in Athletics open at Rome, Italy
  • 1988 88th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks
  • 1988 Patty Jordan wins LPGA Ocean State Golf Open
  • 1988 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
  • 1989 Frank Viola & Mets outduel Orel Hershiser & Dodgers 1-0
  • 1990 Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 HRs, consecutively

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1991 Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martínez both perfect game pitcher

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • 1992 Test cricket debut of Muttiah Muralitharan, vs Australia at Colombo
  • 1994 22nd du Maurier Golf Classic: Martha Nause

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1994 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 1995 Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1905 Cyril Walters, cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's)
  • 1907 Philip A Edwards, British Guiana, runner (Olympic-bronze-1928, 32, 36)
  • 1913 Lindsay Hassett, cricketer (great Australian bat & capt after Bradman)
  • 1913 Richard Tucker, [Reuben Ticker], Tenor (NY Met Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1915 Max Robertson, British sports commentator
  • 1924 Tony MacGibbon, NZ cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's)
  • 1932 Andy Bathgate, professional ice hockey player (New York Rangers, 1958 NHL MVP), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • 1936 Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire
  • 1944 Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer
  • 1948 Murray Parker, cricketer (brother of John Three Tests for NZ 1976)
  • 1950 Ron "Louisiana Lightning" Guidry, Yankee pitcher (Cy Young 1978)
  • 1956 Beverley Goddard-Callender, Barbados, 4x100m (Olympic-bronze-1980, 84)
  • 1958 Scott Hamilton, ice skater (Olympic gold 1984), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1959 Mary Murphy, LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open-5th), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1962 Richard Elliott Fehr, PGA golfer (1986 BC Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1962 Paul Allen, English footballer
  • 1963 Abe Button, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1963 Regina Marie Jacobs, 800m/1500m runner (Olympics-10th-1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Reyna Thompson, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
  • 1964 Lee MacLeod Janzen, PGA golfer (1993 US Open), born in Austin, Minnesota
  • 1967 Chris Armstrong, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1967 Darren Lewis, outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1968 Tom Fitzgerald, Melrose, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1969 Pierre Turgeon, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rouyn, Quebec

NHL Star Pierre Turgeon
NHL Star
Pierre Turgeon
  • 1970 Gavin Maxwell, Canadian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1970 Jaime Fields, NFL/WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores)
  • 1971 Janet Evans, Fullerton CA, 400m/800m swimmer (Oly-4 gold-88, 92, 96)
  • 1971 Olaf Sheep, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
  • 1971 Raul Marquez, Mexico, US boxer (Olympic-92)
  • 1971 Todd Eldredge, American figure skater (1996 World champion and a six-time U.S. national champion), born in Chatham, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Darby Hendrickson, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Richfield Minnasota
  • 1972 Mike Cawley, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1972 Jay Witasick, American baseball player
  • 1974 Mark Smith, defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1974 Carsten Jancker, German footballer
  • 1975 Jamie Cureton, English footballer
  • 1975 Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer
  • 1976 Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1979 Markus Pröll, German footballer
  • 1979 Kristen Hughes, Australian netballer
  • 1979 Ruth Riley, American basketball player
  • 1980 T.J. Beam, American baseball player
  • 1981 Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer
  • 1981 Vaggelis Moras, Greek footballer
  • 1981 Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter
  • 1981 Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1981 Martin Erat, Czech hockey player
  • 1982 Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982 Thiago Motta, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982 Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer
  • 1983 Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1988 Ray Jones, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1990 Bojan Krkić, Serbian-Spanish footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1961 Thomas Connolly, 1st baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies
  • 1981 Béla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (b. 1900)
  • 1982 G W A Chubb, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, 21 wickets), dies
  • 1988 Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v England 1933), dies
  • 2007 Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (b. 1984)
  • 2008 Phil Hill, American race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1927)
  • 2011 Bernie Gallacher, British footballer (Aston Villa) (b. 1967)
  • 2015 Al Arbour, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, dies at 82