August 1985 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Vince Coleman steals 2 bases in 1st inning of 9-8 loss v Cubs to set a NL rookie record 74
  • Aug 2 England captain David Gower scores his 5,000th run in Test cricket during the drawn 4th Test v Australia at Old Trafford
  • Aug 4 Scott Verplank beats Jim Thorpe in Western Open playoff, first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since Gene Littler 1954
  • Aug 4 New York Yankees retire champion Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizzuto's #10
  • Aug 4 Future Hall of Fame infielder Rod Carew of the California Angels singles off Minnesota's Frank Viola to collect his MLB 3,000th career hit; Angels win, 6–5
  • Aug 4 Tom Seaver of Chicago White Sox becomes 17th pitcher to win 300 MLB career games, beating New York, 4-1; 54,032 at Yankee Stadium
  • Aug 6 MLB Players' Association stages a midseason baseball strike (lasts 1 day)
  • Aug 8 Baseball's new agreement permits 2 new NL teams in 1993
  • Aug 10 Oakland A's Dave Kingman is 21st to hit 400 HRs (off Matt Young at Seattle)
  • Aug 10 Uno Lindstron of Sweden juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles
  • Aug 11 PGA Championship, Cherry Hills CC: Hubert Green wins by 2 strokes from fellow American Lee Trevino
  • Aug 11 Rudolf Povarnitsin of USSR sets new high jump world record (7'10"12)
  • Aug 12 Balt Orioles W Gross & L Sheets are 6th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Aug 18 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Nestle World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Aug 18 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins MasterCard International Pro-Am Golf Tourn
  • Aug 20 1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden)
  • Aug 22 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11
  • Aug 23 Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games
  • Aug 25 Met Dwight Gooden becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 25 Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 26 Balt Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Aug 27 Mary Joe Fernandez, 14 years 8 days old is youngest to win a US Tennis Open match (beats Sara Gomer in 1st round)
  • Aug 31 Angel Cordero becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100 M

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 3 Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Aug 4 Mark Milligan, Australian footballer
  • Aug 4 Luis Antonio Valencia, Ecuadorean footballer
  • Aug 4 Ha Seung-Jin, Korean basketball player
  • Aug 5 Laurent Ciman, Belgian footballer
  • Aug 5 Salomon Kalou, Ivorian footballer
  • Aug 8 Brayan Ruiz, Costa Rican football player
  • Aug 9 Luca Filippi, Italian racing driver
  • Aug 9 Hayley Peirsol, American swimmer
  • Aug 9 JaMarcus Russell, American football player
  • Aug 10 Roy O'Donovan, Irish footballer
  • Aug 14 Christian Gentner, German footballer
  • Aug 30 Richard Duffy, Welsh footballer
  • Aug 30 Leisel Jones, Australian swimmer
  • Aug 30 Eamon Sullivan, Australian swimmer
  • Aug 30 Steven Smith, Scottish footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 2 Sandy Bell, South African cricket pace bowler (16 Tests), dies
  • Aug 9 Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1927)
  • Aug 12 Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (b. 1951)
  • Aug 22 Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies