August 1989 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 Australia beats England by 9 wickets in the 4th Test at Old Trafford, taking an unassailable 3-0 series lead to regain the Ashes
  • Aug 3 Jorge Velásquez wins aboard Maddie Bumpo in the 3rd at Arlington International Racecourse to become only the 5th jockey in the world to ride 6,000 career winners

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 3 Future Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 stolen bases in 9 of his first 11 seasons in MLB

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Aug 3 Cincinnati Reds set MLB record for most hits in 1st inning of a game with 16 for 14 runs in an 18-1 rout of Houston Astros
  • Aug 5 First ever dead heat in harness racing's Hambletonian; Park Avenue Joe and Probe tie the 3rd and final heat; Park Avenue Joe wins series on count back
  • Aug 6 Boston Red Sox retire Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder, 1st baseman Carl Yastrezemski's #8
  • Aug 10 A's bat out of order against White Sox in 3rd inning
  • Aug 10 Australia 0-301 at end of day one, 5th Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 13 PGA Championship, Kemper Lakes GC: Payne Stewart wins first of 3 major titles by 1 from Andy Bean, Mike Reid & Curtis Strange

  • Aug 15 Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • Aug 17 32nd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 12½-11½

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place (1,208th cons game)

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Aug 18 Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as NY Yankee manager

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 20 Howard Johnson joins Barry Bonds & Willie Mays hitting 30 HRs & steal 30 bases

MLB Third Baseman Howard Johnson
MLB Third Baseman
Howard Johnson
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 22 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Aug 23 LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey HR)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 24 Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Aug 27 89th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Chris Patton
  • Aug 27 Tina Barrett wins LPGA Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Golf Open
  • Aug 28 Frank Viola & Mets outduel Orel Hershiser & Dodgers 1-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 3 Jules Bianchi, French Formula One racing driver, born in Nice (d. 2015)
  • Aug 8 Sesil Karatantcheva, Bulgarian tennis player
  • Aug 9 Stefano Okaka Chuka, Italian footballer
  • Aug 10 Ben Sahar, Israeli footballer
  • Aug 10 Sam Gagner, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 14 Kyle Turris, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 26 James Harden, American basketball forward (NBA MVP 2018 Houston Rockets), born in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 12 Samuel Okwaraji, Nigerian footballer (b. 1964)
  • Aug 13 Tim Richmond, race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS at 34
  • Aug 22 Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (b. 1933)