On This Day

August 4, 1985 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

Sports History

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

Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder Rod Carew
Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder
Rod Carew

Hall of Fame

New York Yankees retire Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizzuto's #10

Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop Phil Rizzuto
Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop
Phil Rizzuto
  • Scott Verplank beats Jim Thorpe in Western Open playoff, first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since Gene Littler 1954

Sports History

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

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver

Birthdays in Sport

  • Ha Seung-Jin, Korean basketball player
  • Luis Antonio Valencia, Ecuadorean footballer
  • Mark Milligan, Australian footballer
1985 in Sport