Events in Sport in August 1989

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 6 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open

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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

  • Aug 15 Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 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
  • Aug 17 32nd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 12½-11½

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 20 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 22 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
  • Aug 23 LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey HR)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 27 Betsy King wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship

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