Events in Sport in April 1989

  • 1st 1st NY Met-NY Yankee game in NYC since 1983, Yanks win 4-3
  • 1st A Bartlett Giamatti replaces Ueberroth as 7th commissioner of baseball
  • 2nd 18th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster
  • 2nd 8th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Auburn 76-60
  • 3rd 51st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Mich beats Seton Hall 80-79 (OT)

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4th Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's last NBA game in Seattle

  • 4th NY Yankee Tommy John ties record of playing 26 seasons, his 287th win puts him 19th overall as Yanks beat Twins on opening day 4-2
  • 7th NY Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from SD Yacht Club for using a catamaran against NZ. Appeals court eventually overrules
  • 8th 1-handed pitcher Jim Abbott debut but lasts only 4 2/3 inn
  • 8th 143rd Grand National: Jimmy Frost aboard Little Polveir wins

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9th 53rd Masters Golf Tournament: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 283 after Scott Hoch chokes on an 18 inch putt

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

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9th Mike Tyson strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 9th Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic

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9th Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in NY's 4-3 loss to Clev

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

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11th 1st playoff goal scored by a goalie, Ron Hextall of Philadelphia

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall
NHL Goalie
Ron Hextall
  • 15th Sue Marchiano wins 3rd World Cup female marathon (2:30:48)
  • 16th 1st Seniors Golf Tradition: Don Bies wins
  • 16th Costa Rica beats US 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup

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16th Pat Bradley wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 16th Zeleka Metaferia wins 3rd World Cup marathon (2:10:28)
  • 17th 93rd Boston Marathon: Abebe Mekonen of Ethiopia 1st man in 2:09:06 and Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway 1st woman in 2:24:33
  • 19th Kevin Elster (NY Mets), sets error-less shortstop mark at 73
  • 21st George W Bush & Edward W Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers

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23rd Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King

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23rd Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 23rd 1989 NFL Draft: Troy Aikman from UCLA first pick by Dallas Cowboys
  • 25th Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY
  • 25th Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period
  • 26th Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany
  • 30th Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • 30th US beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup