Events in Sport in June 1989

  • 3rd Houston Astros beat LA Dodgers, 5-4, in 22 innings (7:14:09)

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3rd Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season & 11th overall

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

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3rd Sportscasting legend Vin Scully broadcasts 23 innings in two different cities on one day

Sportscaster Vin Scully
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Vin Scully

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4th Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
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Patty Sheehan
  • 4th Red Sox lead Blue Jays 10-0 in 7th, but lose 12-11 in 12 for Blue Jays 12th consecutive victory at Fenway
  • 5th Billy Smith, last original NY Islander, retires
  • 5th Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Milwaukee Brewers win 5-3
  • 6th Mets turn their 1st triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4
  • 7th 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires

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7th Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
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Wayne Gretzky
  • 7th 1st Baseball game to start outdoors & end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, & beat Brewers 4-2
  • 8th Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Phila if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season

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9th Michael Chang's French Open tennis win makes him youngest male to go to finals

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • 10th 121st Belmont: Pat Day aboard Easy Goer wins in 2:26
  • 11th 7th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Orville Moody
  • 11th Robin Hood 16 wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Points Golf International
  • 11th 88th Men's French Open: Michael Chang beats Stefan Edberg (6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2)

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11th 88th Women's French Open: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 3-6, 7-5)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
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Steffi Graf
  • 13th 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps LA Lakers in 4 games
  • 14th Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams
  • 15th Balt Orioles pull their 9th triple play (vs Yankees)
  • 16th Only 17 hole-in-ones recorded since US open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price)
  • 17th US beats Guatemala 2-1 in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 18th 89th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Oak Hill CC NY

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18th Laura Davies wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
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Laura Davies

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21st Yankees trade Rickey Henderson to A's for Plunk, Cadaret & Polonia

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

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25th Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
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Betsy King