August 1929 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 2 Phillies 1st baseman Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR in a 2-0 win v Pirates
  • Aug 4 Cleveland Indians, trailing 6-5 in 9th with 2 outs score AL record tying 9 runs, beat NY Yankees 14-6

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 7 NY Yankees slugger Babe Ruth ties MLB record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games for the second time in 13-1 win v Philadelphia A's

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Aug 11 Babe Ruth becomes 1st professional baseball player to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland Indians)

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 24 43rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe Holcroft Watson (6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 6 Anneliese Kuppers, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1956)
  • Aug 7 Don Larsen, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born on what must have been a perfect day in Michigan City, Indiana
  • Aug 12 Charles Moore, Coatsville Pa, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold/silver-52)
  • Aug 14 Dick Tiger, Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)
  • Aug 16 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)
  • Aug 23 Peter Thomson, Australian golfer and 5-time Open Championship winner, born in Brunswick, Victoria (d. 2018)
  • Aug 27 Elizabeta Bagrintseve, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic silver 1952)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 1 Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian captain pre-WWI), dies
  • Aug 25 Frederick Burton, Australian cricketer (Australian wicketkeeper 1886-87), dies at 63