1990 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 266

  • May 19 115th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Summer Squall wins in 1:53.6

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 22 Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 22 Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • May 23 NY Yankees hit 6 home runs to beat Minnesota Twins 12-0
  • May 23 34th European Cup: Milan beats Benfica 1-0 at Vienna
  • May 24 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 26 Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • May 27 74th Indianapolis 500 runs
  • May 29 NY Mets fire manager Davey Johnson & hire Bud Harrelson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 29 Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jun 1 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for 1st time since 1974
  • Jun 3 Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 4 LA Dodger Ramon Martinez strikes out 18 Atlanta Braves
  • Jun 6 Stump Merrill replaces Bucky Dent as NY Yankee manager
  • Jun 9 122nd Belmont: Michael Kinane aboard Go & Go wins in 2:27.2

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 9 Dodger Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle with baseball's switch hit HRs in 10 games

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 8th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus

  • Jun 10 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers for 1st time since 1974 in Portland

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 10 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 10 89th Men's French Open: Andres Gomez beats Andre Agassi (6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 10 89th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson & Willie Randolph (all ex Yanks)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • Jun 12 Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite the Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 12 NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 12 Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Jun 12 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning
  • Jun 14 44th NBA Championship: Det Pistons beat Por Trailblazers, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 17 90th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 280 at Medinah CC in Medinah Il

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 17 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • Jun 18 1st sudden death US Open Golf Championship is won by Hale Irwin
  • Jun 21 At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee baseball cap and proclaims "I am a Yankee!"
  • Jun 22 Braves replace manager Russ Nixon with GM Bobby Cox
  • Jun 22 Longest game in Toronto, Yanks beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns
  • Jun 29 NY Mets tie their team career high 11 game win streak
  • Jun 29 A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays & Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues
  • Jul 1 US Open Senior Golf, Ridgewood CC: Lee Trevino wins by 2 strokes from Jack Nicklaus for his first Seniors tour major title
  • Jul 1 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Westmount GC: Cathy Johnston wins by 2 strokes from Patty Sheehan for her only LPGA Tour win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 5 Steffi Graf's record run of 13 consecutive Grand Slam finals is over, beaten in Wimbledon semi-finals by American Zina Garrison

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins her record 9th Wimbledon singles title beating American Zina Garrison 6-4, 6-1

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
  • Jul 7 New Jersey Devils sign star Russian defensemen Viacheslav Fetisov & Sergei Starikov to NHL contracts despite criticism they are taking North American jobs

  • Jul 8 Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning
  • Jul 8 FIFA World Cup Final: 85th minute penalty by Andreas Brehme gives West Germany 1-0 win over Argentina in Rome, Italy
  • Jul 8 Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels & then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4 for his 2nd Wimbledon singles crown

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 New Zealand cricket legend Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 in 3rd Test v England at Edgbaston to end Test career with 431 wickets

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • Jul 10 61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • Jul 10 All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)
  • Jul 10 Final day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee as New Zealand go down by 114 runs in 3rd Test v England at Edgbaston
  • Jul 11 NYC police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts)
  • Jul 12 Chicago White Sox Melido Perez no-hits Yankees 8-0 in a rain shortened 6 inning game at Yankee Stadium (7th no-hitter of 1990)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 15 45th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Jul 17 NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer
  • Jul 17 Minnesota Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Dave Raghetti pitches in his 499th game as a NY Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a NY Yankee

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 22 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Englishman Nick Faldo wins the 2nd of his 3 Open Championships by 5 strokes from runners-up Mark McNulty & Payne Stewart

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 22 90th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson

  • Jul 22 77th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 25 KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 25 Roseanne Barr sings the National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • Jul 26 US beats Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at Goodwill Games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 27 Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord's

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • Jul 27 Tom Moody scores 100 in 26 mins in county cricket, world record
  • Jul 29 26th Curtis Cup: US wins 14-4
  • Jul 29 28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 29 LPGA Championship, Bethesda CC: Beth Daniel wins by 1 stroke from fellow American Rosie Jones

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Jul 29 Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game
  • Jul 30 Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 30 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jul 31 Nolan Ryan becomes 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games
  • Aug 2 Yankees rookie 1st baseman Kevin Maas hits his 10th MLB homer in 6-5 loss v Detroit, fastest to reach that mark, just 77 at bats
  • Aug 3 NY Yankees rookie 1st baseman Kevin Maas sets a MLB record for hitting 10 home runs in the fewest at bats (72)
  • Aug 6 Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
  • Aug 8 Balt Orioles pull their 10th triple play (1-6-3 vs Oakland)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 8 Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 HRs as a catcher

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Aug 8 Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 12 PGA Championship, Shoal Creek: Wayne Grady of Australia wins his only major title by 3 strokes from American Fred Couples

Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
  • Aug 12 Cathy Gerring wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 14 Denver vote for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 51st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 15 Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Aug 17 Carlton Fisk hits White Sox record 187th HR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Aug 20 Gene Michael names NY Yankee VP/GM replacing Harding Peterson
  • Aug 20 George Steinbrenner steps down as NY Yankee owner
  • Aug 20 NY Yankee Kevin Maas is quickest to reach 15 HRs (approx 132 at bat)
  • Aug 25 Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman's record (47'8½")
  • Aug 27 Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
  • Aug 27 Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)
  • Aug 28 Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 HRs, consecutively
  • Aug 30 Ken Griffey & Ken Griffey Jr become 1st father & son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in 1st inning
  • Aug 31 Ken Griffey Sr & Jr are 1st father & son to play on same team each goes 1 for 4 for Seattle Mariners
  • Sep 1 Toronto Argonauts beat BC Lions 68-43 at the Skydome in Toronto for the highest combined score (111) in Canadian Football League history
  • Sep 2 Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb throws MLB record 9th no-hitter of the season; beats Cleveland, 3-0
  • Sep 3 White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen tops Dave Righetti's MLB record with 47th save in Chicago's 4-2 win v Royals; Thigpen finishes season with 57 saves

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Pete Sampras ends Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 US Open Women's Tennis: Gabriela Sabatini becomes only Argentine woman to win a Grand Slam singles event; beats Steffi Graf 6-2, 7-6

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Sep 9 US Open Men's Tennis: 19 year old Pete Sampras wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 6-2; Sampras youngest male US Open winner
  • Sep 10 1st time since 1966 that all 8 grand slam tennis champs are different

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