On This Day

July 31, 1988 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • Miami Dolphins beat San Francisco 49ers, 27-21 in the American Bowl at London's Wembley Stadium

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oakland DH Jose Canseco smacks 2 home runs off Scott Bankhead in A's 6-2 win over Seattle Mariners; becomes first MLB player to hit 30 HRs in first 3 years

MLB Player José Canseco
MLB Player
José Canseco
  • Pittsburgh Pirates 1st baseman/left fielder and 7-time All Star Willie Stargell becomes 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame