1989 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 296


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Apr 16 Pat Bradley wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Apr 16 Zeleka Metaferia wins 3rd World Cup marathon (2:10:28)
  • Apr 17 93rd Boston Marathon: Abebe Mekonen of Ethiopia 1st man in 2:09:06 and Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway 1st woman in 2:24:33
  • Apr 19 Kevin Elster (NY Mets), sets error-less shortstop mark at 73
  • Apr 21 George W Bush & Edward W Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers

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Apr 23 Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King

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Apr 23 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker

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Apr 23 Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Apr 23 1989 NFL Draft: Troy Aikman from UCLA first pick by Dallas Cowboys
  • Apr 25 Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period

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Apr 26 Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing his Lamborghini in Albany, New York

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Apr 30 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • Apr 30 US beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • May 1 Jockey Chris Antley ends record of 64 consecutive winning days
  • May 5 Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany, New York
  • May 6 115th Kentucky Derby: Pat Valenzuela on Sunday Silence wins in 2:05
  • May 7 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic

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May 8 Paul McCartney releases remake of "Ferry Cross the Mersey" in aid of those affected by the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed the lives of 95 Liverpool football fans

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • May 9 NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
  • May 9 NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
  • May 10 FC Barcelona of Spain win 29th European Cup Winner's Cup against Sampdoria of Italy 1-0 in Bern
  • May 10 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 1
  • May 11 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2

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May 13 Minnesota Twin Kirby Puckett becomes 35th to hit 4 doubles in a game

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • May 13 Trinidad & Tobago ties US 1-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • May 14 1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta)
  • May 14 1st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett)
  • May 14 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
  • May 15 Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams & replace him with Cito Gaston
  • May 15 US Basketball League cancels its summer schedule
  • May 20 114th Preakness: Pat Valenzuela aboard Sunday Silence wins in 1:53.8

Sport awardGolf Major

May 21 35th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

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May 24 NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • May 24 NY Yankee hurler Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his 1st run of season
  • May 24 33rd European Cup: Milan beats Steaua Bucuresti 4-0 at Barcelona
  • May 25 Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • May 28 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins

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May 29 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Jun 2 Cincinnati Red Eric Davis hits for cycle
  • Jun 3 Houston Astros beat LA Dodgers, 5-4, in 22 innings (7:14:09)
  • Jun 3 Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season & 11th overall

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Jun 3 Sportscasting legend Vin Scully broadcasts 23 innings in two different cities on one day

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully

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Jun 4 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jun 4 Red Sox lead Blue Jays 10-0 in 7th, but lose 12-11 in 12 for Blue Jays 12th consecutive victory at Fenway
  • Jun 5 Billy Smith, last original NY Islander, retires
  • Jun 5 Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Milwaukee Brewers win 5-3
  • Jun 6 Mets turn their 1st triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4
  • Jun 7 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires

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Jun 7 Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Jun 7 1st Baseball game to start outdoors & end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, & beat Brewers 4-2

  • Jun 8 Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Philadelphia if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season

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Jun 9 Michael Chang's French Open tennis win makes him youngest male to go to finals

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • Jun 10 121st Belmont: Pat Day aboard Easy Goer wins in 2:26
  • Jun 11 7th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Orville Moody
  • Jun 11 Robin Hood 16 wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Points Golf International
  • Jun 11 88th Men's French Open: Michael Chang beats Stefan Edberg (6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 11 88th Women's French Open: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 3-6, 7-5)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jun 13 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps LA Lakers in 4 games
  • Jun 14 Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams
  • Jun 15 Balt Orioles pull their 9th triple play (vs Yankees)
  • Jun 16 Only 17 holes-in-one recorded since US open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price)
  • Jun 17 US beats Guatemala 2-1 in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • Jun 18 89th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Oak Hill CC NY

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Jun 18 Laura Davies wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • Jun 21 Carlton Fisk becomes AL catcher HR hitter, 307th at Yankee stadium

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Jun 21 Yankees trade Rickey Henderson to A's for Plunk, Cadaret & Polonia

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jun 25 Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • Jul 1 NFL owners vote unanimously to form WLAF
  • Jul 1 Yanks beat Milwaukee Brewers 4-1, score is changed to 5-1 after game is over. Umpire rules Roberto Kelly scored before a double-play
  • Jul 2 10th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Orville Moody
  • Jul 2 17th du Maurier Golf Classic: Tammie Green
  • Jul 4 Red's Tom Browning is 3 outs away from his 2nd career perfect game when Phillie Dickie Thon doubles

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Jul 5 Mark McGwire's gets 100th HR, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner)

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Jul 5 Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
  • Jul 6 Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt is chosen to start in the All Star game

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 103rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Stefan Edberg (6-0 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jul 9 96th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (6-2 6-7 6-1)
  • Jul 9 Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jul 11 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (KC Royals)
  • Jul 11 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game
  • Jul 12 NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)
  • Jul 16 44th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

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Jul 19 Cleveland Indians Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • Jul 21 Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 23 118th British Golf Open: Mark Calcavecchia shoots a 275 at Royal Troon
  • Jul 23 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Jul 23 76th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • Jul 28 Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
  • Jul 29 Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
  • Jul 29 Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
  • Jul 29 White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher & Sam Sosa
  • Jul 30 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
  • Aug 1 Australia take 3-0 series lead over England to regain Cricket Ashes
  • Aug 3 5th jockey to win 6,000 races (Jorge Valesquez)
  • Aug 3 Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons
  • Aug 3 Cincinnati Reds send record 20 men to bat with a record 16 hits in 1 inning as they score 14 runs in 1st inning
  • Aug 4 Blue Jays Dave Steib's perfect game broken up in 9th with 2 outs by NY Yankee Roberto Kelly

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Aug 6 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Aug 6 Boston Red Sox retire Carl Yastrezemski's #8

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