Events in Sport in August 1989

  • 1st Australia take 3-0 series lead over England to regain Cricket Ashes
  • 3rd 5th jockey to win 6,000 races (Jorge Valesquez)

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3rd Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 3rd Cin Reds send record 20 men to bat with a record 16 hits in 1 inning as they score 14 runs in 1st inning
  • 4th Blue Jays Dave Steib's perfect game broken up in 9th with 2 outs by NY Yankee Roberto Kelly

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6th Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 6th Boston Red Sox retire Carl Yastrezemski's #8
  • 10th A's bat out of order against White Sox in 3rd inning
  • 10th Australia 0-301 at end of day one, 5th Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

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13th 71st PGA Championship: Payne Stewart shoots 276 at Kemper Lakes GC Ill

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Payne Stewart
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Payne Stewart
  • 15th Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)

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15th In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • 17th 32nd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 12½-11½

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17th Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place (1,208th cons game)

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 18th Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as NY Yankee manager

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20th Howard Johnson joins Barry Bonds & Willie Mays to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases

MLB Third Baseman Howard Johnson
MLB Third Baseman
Howard Johnson
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

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22nd Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 23rd LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey HR)

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24th Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 27th 89th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Chris Patton

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27th Betsy King wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 27th Tina Barrett wins LPGA Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Golf Open
  • 28th Frank Viola & Mets outduel Orel Hershiser & Dodgers 1-0