1989 in Sport (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 289 of 289


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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Chris Evert becomes the first player ever to win 100 matches in the US National/Open Tennis Championship by beating Patricia Tarabinia 6-2, 6-4

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 3 American tennis star Chris Evert beats 15-year-old Monica Seles 6-0, 6-2 in a 4th round match for her 101st and last US Open singles victory
  • Sep 5 Chris Evert's last US Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 8 George Brett gets his 2,500th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf retains her title; beats Martina Navratilova 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Five days after hitting a HR for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners, MLB and NFL player Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, his first

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • Sep 10 Browns allow Pittsburgh only 53 net yards, a team defensive record
  • Sep 10 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 US Open Men's Tennis: Boris Becker of Germany wins his only US title; beats Ivan Lendl 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Sep 10 Indianapolis running back Eric Dickerson rushes for 106 yards against San Francisco to become the fastest player to top the 10,000 yard plateau; 91st career game
  • Sep 13 Fay Vincent elected baseball's 8th commissioner
  • Sep 14 Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in USSR, win 4-2

  • Sep 17 NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision & returns America's Cup back to US (from NZ)
  • Sep 19 Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)
  • Sep 22 Cards outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs
  • Sep 23 Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
  • Sep 24 28th Ryder Cup: US & Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 30 Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Sep 30 Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title
  • Oct 1 Dallas Cowboy defensive end, Ed "Too Tall" Jones records his 1,000th NFL tackle in a 30-13 defeat to the New York Giants at Texas Stadium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 MLB batting titles are decided on final day of regular season: AL, Kirby Puckett goes 2-for-5 edges Carney Lansford .339 to .336; NL, Tony Gwynn's 3-for-4 beats Will Clark .336 to .333

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Oakland Raiders promote 42 year old Art Shell as the first African-American to be an NFL head coach in modern times; takes over from Mike Shanahan

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Oct 3 Darryl Sittler, Vladislav Tretiak, and Herbie Lewis are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as players, along with builders Alan Eagleson and Father David Bauer

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • Oct 4 SF Giants 1st baseman Will Clark hits first NLCS grand slam since 1977 in 11-3 win v Chicago Cubs; Clark goes 4-for-4 with 2 HRs to tie NLCS RBI record (6) for an entire series in less than 4 innings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 Howard Stern's US Open Sores Tennis match

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 7 Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games)

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Oct 8 Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series
  • Oct 8 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
  • Oct 9 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
  • Oct 9 First NFL game coached by an African American (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
  • Oct 9 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1
  • Oct 13 Bob Quinn resigns as NY Yankee VP/GM & replaced by Harding Peterson
  • Oct 14 Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consecutive World Series openers
  • Oct 14 Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 15 American radio and television evangelist Billy Graham is given the 1,900th star on Hollywood Boulevard, the first clergyman to be granted a star

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 15 Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Oct 17 Earthquake in San Francisco (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67

  • Oct 21 Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe purchase the Denver Nuggets for $65m - 1st African American owners of a major sports team,
  • Oct 22 Denver Nuggets beat Jugoplastika Split 135-129 in 3rd McDonald Open
  • Oct 22 Over-competitive McLaren team mates Alain Prost & Ayrton Senna famously collide and skid into an escape road during Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka; Prost retires from race and claims 3rd World Formula 1 Drivers title
  • Oct 24 After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played
  • Oct 28 Oakland A's beat San Francisco, 9-6 at Candlestick Park to sweep Giants in earthquake affected "Bay Bridge" Baseball World Series; A's pitcher Dave Stewart MVP
  • Oct 29 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Nichirei Golf International
  • Oct 29 Ozzie Newsome ends NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
  • Nov 1 Despite 107 from Desmond Haynes, Saleem Malik with 71 leads Pakistan to 4 wicket win v West Indies in cricket's Nehru Cup Final in Kolkata, India
  • Nov 3 Lou Piniella is named manager of the Cincinnati Reds, replacing Pete Rose, banned for life for gambling on MLB games
  • Nov 3 NBA expansion Minnesota Timberwolves make NBA debut; lose 106-94 against SuperSonics at Seattle Center Coliseum; Tyrone Corbin T-Wolves top scorer with 20 points
  • Nov 4 First NBA game at Orlando Arena, Orlando Magic loses to NJ Nets, 111-106
  • Nov 4 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Gulfstream Park; winners: Bayakoa, Dancing Spree, Go for Wand, Prized, Rhythm, Steinlen, Sunday Silence
  • Nov 5 19th NYC Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen in 2:25:30
  • Nov 5 20th NYC Marathon won by Juma Ikangaa in 2:08:01
  • Nov 5 Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 5 US plays El Salvador in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • Nov 5 French McLaren driver Alain Prost withdraws early in wet Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his 3rd World Formula 1 Drivers title; wins by 16 points from team mate Ayrton Senna
  • Nov 7 Balt's Gregg Olson is 1st relief pitcher to win AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 8 Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 14 Padres reliever Mark Davis wins NL Cy Young Award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis & Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • Nov 15 Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games
  • Nov 17 Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year KC Royal contract
  • Nov 19 US beats Trinidad, 1-0 qualifing for 1990 world soccer cup finals it was US' 1st qualification since 1950
  • Nov 19 39th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Rusty Wallace wins
  • Nov 19 German tennis No. 1 Steffi Graf regains the WTA Tour Championship in NYC; beats Martina Navratilova 6–4, 7–5, 2–6, 6–2
  • Nov 20 Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Robin Yount wins AL MVP
  • Nov 22 Kirby Pucket signs record $3,000,000 per year Minnesota Twins contract

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 23 The "Bounty Bowl": Philadelphia Eagles defeat Dallas Cowboys 27-0 at Thanksgiving in an ill-tempered game, after which Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson accuses Eagles coach Buddy Ryan of placing bounties on players

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • Nov 24 Sachin Tendulkar scores a Test Cricket fifty aged 16 years 214 days, a record
  • Nov 25 David Boon scores 200 v NZ at cricket WACA
  • Nov 26 77th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 43-40
  • Nov 28 Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oak A's contract
  • Nov 28 Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci flees to Hungary
  • Dec 2 55th Heisman Trophy Award: Andre Ware, Houston (QB)
  • Dec 2 54th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 30-20 in Auburn
  • Dec 11 Mark Davis signs record $3.25 million per year KC Royals contract
  • Dec 13 Walter Davis (Denver) ends NBA free throw streak of 53 games
  • Dec 16 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket play at Bellerive Oval, Hobart (v SL)
  • Dec 17 78th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Stuttgart (3-2)
  • Dec 17 Michael Bevan scores cricket century on 1st-class debut (114 SA v WA)
  • Dec 17 Patti Rizzo/Mike Hill win LPGA Mazda Golf Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 19 Larry Bird (Celtics) begins NBA free throw streak of 71 games

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

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Dec 26 ODI cricket debut for Australia's Mark Taylor and Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya at the MCG

  • Dec 27 Oregon begins taking bids on NBA games

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Dec 29 Wayne Gretzky and Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Dec 30 Dmitri Volkov swims world record 50m freestyle (27.15 sec)
  • Dec 31 Jockey Kent Desormeaux sets record with 598 wins in a year

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