1988 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 312

  • May 6 Doughnutgate incident: NJ Devils' coach Jim Schoenfeld tells referee Don Koharski to 'eat another doughnut you fat pig!,' he is suspended
  • May 7 114th Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Winning Colors wins in 2:02.2
  • May 8 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 8 Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in New York City

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • May 8 Amateur referees work NJ Devil-Boston Bruin playoff games, as NHL referees walk-off, due to a restraining order brought by Devils
  • May 11 KV Mechelen of Belgium win 28th European Cup Winner's Cup against Ajax of Netherlands 1-0 in Strasbourg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 11 Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • May 11 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • May 14 1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cards lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
  • May 14 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 15 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • May 18 In just Oakland's 39th of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks record with his 12th balk en route to 16
  • May 19 Red Sox retire Bobby Doerr's #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 20 Mike Schmidt hits his 535th HR, moving into 8th place

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • May 21 113th Preakness: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 1:56.2

Sport awardGolf Major

May 22 34th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner
  • May 24 Power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals
  • May 25 32nd European Cup: PSV Eindhoven beats Benfica (0-0, 6-5 on penalties) at Stuttgart
  • May 26 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
  • May 29 Graeme Hick scores his 1,000th run of 1st-class cricket season
  • May 29 Sherri Turner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • Jun 3 Margo Adams sues Red Sox 3rd baseman Wade Boggs for palimony

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 4 Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases for record 249 as a NY Yankee

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 5 Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 87th Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Henri Leconte (7-5, 6-2, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Henri Leconte
Tennis Player
Henri Leconte

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 87th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Natalia Zvereva (6-0, 6-0)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jun 9 "Bloodsport (1987)" premieres in Germany
  • Jun 10 Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London)
  • Jun 11 120th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 2:26.6
  • Jun 11 25th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 11-7
  • Jun 11 Galina Chistyakova of USSR sets long jump woman's record (24"8½")
  • Jun 11 Yanks' Rick Rhoden becomes 1st pitcher to DH (0 for 1 with an RBI)
  • Jun 12 6th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Billy Casper
  • Jun 12 Mei-Chi Cheng wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 13 45th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, Mark Davis (Padres)/Mike Krukow
  • Jun 13 Boston Red Sox are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
  • Jun 16 Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
  • Jun 16 In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
  • Jun 17 Givens' Family reports Mike Tyson beats his wife Robin Givens
  • Jun 19 88th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Country Club Mass
  • Jun 19 Shirley Furlong wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 19 32 divers finish cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
  • Jun 20 NYC WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of NJ Devils
  • Jun 20 WABC officially becomes the NJ Devils new home radio
  • Jun 21 42nd NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 23 Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft
  • Jun 24 Cleve pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves
  • Jun 24 Red Sox begin AL record 23rd consecutive home win streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 Cal Ripken Jr plays in his 1,000th consecutive game

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Jun 25 Expos Pitcher Floyd Youmans suspended for 60 days due to drugs
  • Jun 25 UEFA European Championship: Netherlands defeat Soviet Union 2-0 in Munich

  • Jun 26 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • Jun 27 Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)
  • Jun 27 Reds bat out of order against Padres in 1st inning
  • Jun 28 Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton
  • Jun 30 Chicago agrees to build a new stadium so White Sox won't move to Fla
  • Jul 2 95th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Navratilova (5-7 6-2 6-1)
  • Jul 3 16th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sally Little
  • Jul 3 A's Gene Nelson is 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 102nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (46 76 64 62)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jul 4 KC releases pitcher Dan Quisenberry, whose 238 saves are the 4th most
  • Jul 6 Wrestler Jake Roberts convicted of battery

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 10 Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jul 11 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
  • Jul 12 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • Jul 12 Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's had an affair with her
  • Jul 13 Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan
  • Jul 14 Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place
  • Jul 16 Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
  • Jul 16 Wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 17 117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • Jul 17 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Jul 24 43rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Liselotte Neumann
  • Jul 24 US & Jamaica play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • Jul 24 75th Tour de France won by Pedro Delgado of Spain
  • Jul 26 Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM
  • Jul 27 Baseball star Tommy John commits rec 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3
  • Jul 29 Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson & Curt Schilling
  • Jul 29 Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
  • Jul 30 Cincinnati Reds pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month
  • Jul 31 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open
  • Jul 31 Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London
  • Jul 31 Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Aug 6 Rich Gossage 300th career save (beats Phillies)
  • Aug 7 Martha Nause wins Planters Pat Bradley International Golf Tournament

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Aug 8 9th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Aug 8 Minnesota Twins pull 2nd triple-play of year & beat Cleve 6-2
  • Aug 8 Cubs & Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1
  • Aug 9 Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field

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Aug 9 Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Aug 10 Matt Biondi swims world record 100m free style (48.42 sec)
  • Aug 12 Boston Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home
  • Aug 13 Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
  • Aug 13 US beats Jamaica 5-1 in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • Aug 14 70th PGA Championship: Jeff Sluman shoots a 272 at Oak Tree GC Edmond
  • Aug 19 NY Rangers sign ex-Canadien great Guy LaFluer
  • Aug 21 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
  • Aug 23 Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem
  • Aug 28 88th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 111 of 111

  • Nov 19 Patrick Kane, American ice hockey player
  • Nov 29 Russell Wilson, American NFL player (Seattle Seahawks), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dec 11 Tim Southee, New Zealand cricketer
  • Dec 13 Darcy Blake, Welsh footballer
  • Dec 13 Rickie Fowler, American golfer (number one ranked amateur golfer for 37 weeks), born in Murrieta, California
  • Dec 14 Nicolas Batum, French basketball player
  • Dec 19 Alexis Sánchez, Chilean footballer (Arsenal, Chilean national team), born in Tocopilla, Chile
  • Dec 19 Peter Winn, English footballer
  • Dec 25 Eric Gordon, American Basketball Player
  • Dec 27 Rick Porcello, American baseball player
  • Dec 29 Agnes Szavay, Hungary tennis player

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