1990 in Sport (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 266 of 266

  • Sep 10 1st time in NY Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A's beat them 12 games to 0
  • Sep 13 Robert E Nederlander appointed NY Yankee managing general partner
  • Sep 15 Chicago White Sox Bobby Thigpen is 1st to record 50 saves
  • Sep 18 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
  • Sep 21 Oakland A's Bob Welch becomes 1st 25 game winner in 10 years
  • Sep 21 Faye Vincent turns down White Sox bid to reinstate Minnie Minoso, 68

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 22 Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Sep 25 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Balt Orioles to tie record
  • Sep 25 Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title
  • Sep 27 Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House
  • Sep 30 Chicago White Sox beat Seattle 2-1 in last game at Comiskey Park
  • Sep 30 Pittsburgh Pirates wins NL East title

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Oct 3 Kansas City 3rd baseman George Brett becomes first in MLB history to win a batting title in 3 different decades; goes 1 for 1 in Royals, 5-2 loss v Cleveland to win AL batting title with .329 average; AL batting champion 1976, 80

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Oct 3 Detroit 1st baseman Cecil Fielder becomes 11th player in MLB history to hit 50 HRs in a season; 50th & 51st in 10-3 win v NY Yankees at Yankee Stadium
  • Oct 5 Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Kevin Stevens has 2 goals & 4 assists in 7-4 opening-night win against the Washington Capitals at Capital Centre to set NHL record for most points in a season opener (6)
  • Oct 10 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0

  • Oct 12 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 14 Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship

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Oct 14 SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Oct 16 Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat
  • Oct 20 Cincinnati beats A's, 2-1 in Game 4 at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum to sweep Oakland and win Reds' 5th Baseball World Series; Reds' pitcher José Rijo MVP

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Oct 21 Esther Canseco calls Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa a "punk" for not starting husband Jose in the World Series

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • Oct 21 Ayrton Senna of Brazil crashes his McLaren during the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka but clinches his second World Formula 1 Drivers Championship

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 25 Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Oct 27 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled

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Nov 1 Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Nov 2 First NBA game at Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Rolando Blackman top scores with 21 points as Timberwolves beat Mavericks, 98-85
  • Nov 2 First regular season game played outside North America by any major professional sports league the NBA's Phoenix Suns beat the Utah Jazz, 119-96 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Japan
  • Nov 2 Golden State Warriors register a 162-158 win over the Denver Nuggets at McNichols Arena, with the 320 total points setting an NBA record for most points scored by 2 teams in a non-overtime game
  • Nov 3 Atlanta Hawks' center Moses Malone sets an NBA record for free throws made in a career by hitting 7-of-9 in a 121-120 win over Indiana Pacers at the Omni; passes Oscar Robinson's record (7,694)
  • Nov 3 TCU quarterback Matt Vogler completes 44 passes including 5 touchdowns for an NCAA football record 690 passing yards in a 56-35 loss to Houston at the Astrodome; Cougars quarterback David Klingler throws for 7 TDs
  • Nov 4 20th NYC Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
  • Nov 4 21st NYC Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39

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Nov 4 Ayrton Senna retires with gearbox trouble during the season-ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; wins by 7 points from Alain Prost; McLaren-Honda wins Constructors title for 3rd straight year

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • Nov 6 Braves' Dave Justice wins NL Rookie of Year

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Nov 8 Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Nov 12 "The Body Bag Game" - after Eagles coach Buddy Ryan threatens beating Redskins so badly "they'll have to be carted off in body bags" the Eagles defense score 3 touchdowns winning 28–14, knocking 8 Redskins out of the game

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Nov 14 James Worthy is arrested in Houston and charged with two counts of solicitation of prostitution

NBA Small Forward James Worthy
NBA Small Forward
James Worthy

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Nov 18 1st Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Lake Nona G & CC: US beats Europe 11½-4½ in inaugural event; Kathy Whitworth US captain; Mickey Walker Europe skipper

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Nov 18 NFL NY Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0
  • Nov 18 40th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

  • Nov 18 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6–4, 5–7, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2 to win her first of 3 straight WTA Tour Championships in NYC; first 5-set women's final since 1901

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Nov 19 Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds wins NL MVP

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

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Nov 20 Oakland's Rickey Henderson wins AL MVP

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Nov 20 Sacramento Kings last NBA win on the road for over a year
  • Nov 23 Test Cricket debut of Saeed Anwar (Pak v WI), scores 0 & 0
  • Nov 25 78th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 50-11
  • Nov 25 NFL's NY Giants & SF 49ers after winning their 1st 10 games both
  • Nov 25 India bowl the Sri Lankan cricket team out for 82; Venkatapathy Raju (I) takes 6-12 off 17.5 overs
  • Nov 26 Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend
  • Dec 1 56th Heisman Trophy Award: Ty Detmer, Brigham Young (QB)

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Dec 1 NY Knicks Patrick Ewing scores 50 points beating Charlotte 113-96

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • Dec 1 55th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 16-7 in Birmingham
  • Dec 2 79th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in St Petersburg (3-2)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Dec 2 Beth Daniel/Davis Love wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Dec 3 NL batting champ Willie McGee signs as a free agent with SF Giants
  • Dec 5 Blue Jays trade F McGriff & T Fernandez to SD for R Alomar & J Carter
  • Dec 6 NHL grants conditional membership to Tampa Bay Lightning

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Dec 9 Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Dec 9 NFL NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard

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Dec 22 Paul Coffey becomes the second NHL defenceman to record 1000 points, doing so in a record-breaking 770 games

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey

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Dec 24 Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon & Barry Jones

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines

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Dec 26 Garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov
  • Dec 26 Reggie Williams becomes 1st GM of WLAF's NY-NJ Knights
  • Dec 26 Senior Professional Baseball Association folds
  • Dec 28 Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17

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