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Year 1992 in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 323

  • Apr 16 NY Rangers win team record 50th game
  • Apr 18 Start of South Africa's 1st Test Cricket since 1970 (v WI Bridgetown)
  • Apr 19 PGA Seniors' Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Lee Trevino beats Mike Hill by 1 stroke for his 3rd seniors major title
  • Apr 20 96th Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya repeats in 2:08:14 for his 3rd title; Olga Markova first Russian women's champion in 2:23:43

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 24 George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Apr 26 NFL Draft: University of Washington defensive end Steve Emtman from first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • Apr 27 NY Mets trade David Cone to Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent

USARodney King Riots

May 1 Los Angeles Dodgers postpone 3 MLB games due to racial riots over the infamous Rodney King beating

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Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
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Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 1 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th MLB career base in A's 7-6 win at Detroit

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 2 118th Kentucky Derby: Pat Day aboard Lil E Tee wins in 2:03

Jockey Pat Day
Jockey
Pat Day

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 3 NY Met Eddie Murray is 24th to hit 400 HRs

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • May 3 Ohio Glory wins 1st WLAF game (after 6 loses), beat Frankfurt 20-17
  • May 6 NY Met Anthony Young begins losing streak of at least 26 games
  • May 6 Werder Bremen of Germany win 32nd European Cup winner's Cup against AS Monaco of France 2-0 in Lisbon

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May 7 Champion Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr. retires after winning 7,057 thoroughbred horse races

  • May 16 117th Preakness: Chris McCarron aboard Pine Bluff wins in 1:55.6

  • May 16 America's Cup: America Team USA defeats Il Moro di Venezia 4-1 to win in San Diego

Sport awardLPGA Championship

May 17 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bethesda CC: Betsy King wins her 5th major title, 11 strokes ahead of runners-up JoAnne Carner, Liselotte Neumann and Karen Noble

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • May 17 Expos Gary Carter is 3rd to catch 2,000 games (joins Boone & Fisk)
  • May 20 36th European Cup: Barcelona beats Sampdoria 1-0 at London
  • May 22 California Angels, are involved in a bus crash, in New Jersey
  • May 22 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 0
  • May 23 NY Yankees play in their 4th straight extra inning game
  • May 23 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 0

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May 24 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.
  • May 24 Despite trailing 7-1, NY Yanks tie Milwaukee Brewers & then score 1 in 9th to avoid 5th straight extra inning game
  • May 25 NY Yankees score 9 runs before 1st out in 8th inn, beat Brewers 13-7
  • May 29 NY Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at 3 games

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May 29 White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • May 30 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven is 2nd to win as teenager & 40 year old
  • May 30 NY Yankee Scott Sanderson becomes 9th to beat all 26 teams
  • Jun 1 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Chicago Blackhawks, 6-5 for a 3-1 series win; 2nd consecutive title for Penguins

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Jun 2 Former NFL NY Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery

NFL Coach Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coach Legend
Bill Parcells
  • Jun 6 America West Arena opens in Phoenix, Arizona; home court of NBA Phoenix Suns
  • Jun 6 124th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard AP Indy wins in 2:26
  • Jun 6 NY Mets first baseman Eddie Murray records his 1,510th run batted in during 15-1 thrashing of Pittsburgh Pirates to pass Mickey Mantle as all-time RBI leader among MLB switch-hitters

  • Jun 6 WLAF World Bowl 2, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Sacramento Surge beats Orlando Thunder, 21-17

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

Jun 6 French Open Women's Tennis: Yugoslavian star Monica Seles retains title; outlasts Steffi Graf of Germany 6-2, 3-6, 10-8

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
  • Jun 7 French Open Men's Tennis: American Jim Courier retains title; beats Petr Korda of Czechoslovakia 7-5, 6-2, 6-1
  • Jun 8 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time
  • Jun 11 Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group
  • Jun 11 Tracy Austin, 29, is youngest inductee of International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • Jun 11 US Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibition game, beat Venezuela 20-0

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 14 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Dave Stockton wins first of 3 Champions Tour major titles by 1 stroke from J.C. Snead and lee Trevino

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton

Sport awardNBA Finals

Jun 14 NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls beat Port Trail Blazers, 97-93 in Game 6 for back-to-back titles; MVP: Michael Jordan for second straight year

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • Jun 15 Jeff Reardon breaks Rollie Fingers' save record with #342
  • Jun 16 Colorado Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
  • Jun 16 Red Sox Jeff Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yanks 1-0) [1]

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Jun 17 Philadelphia 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
  • Jun 18 Ottawa Senators make goalie Peter Sidorkiewicz their 1st draft
  • Jun 18 Tampa Bay Lightning make goalie Wendell Young their 1st draft

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 19 Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer Evander Holyfield
Boxer
Evander Holyfield
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Jun 19 NY Yankees 1st game in Baltimore Oriole's Camden Yards
  • Jun 20 Kelly Saunders is 2nd female baseball PA announcer (Baltimore Orioles)

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Jun 20 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Washington Capitals to the Detroit Red Wings

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • Jun 20 NHL Draft: ZPS Zlin (Czechoslovakia) defenceman Roman Hamrlik first pick by Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Jun 21 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Perennial runner-up Tom Kite breaks through for his only major title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Jeff Sluman

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Jun 21 Last day of test cricket for Ian Botham and Allan Lamb

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • Jun 24 Commissioner Fay Vincent permanently bans Steve Howe from baseball

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Jun 24 NBA Draft: LSU center Shaquille O'Neal first pick by Orlando Magic

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • Jun 26 UEFA European Championship Final, Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden: In a huge upset Denmark beats Germany, 2-0
  • Jun 27 193rd ranked Andrei Olhovskiy of Russia defeats #1 seed Jim Courier 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the 3rd round at Wimbledon
  • Jun 27 Dan O'Brien fails on pole vault & eliminated from Olympics decathlon
  • Jun 28 US Dream Team beats Cuba in 1st exhibition basketball game, 133-57
  • Jun 29 A's Dennis Eckersley sets record of 26th straight save of season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 NHL decides Eric Lindross goes to Flyers instead of Rangers

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • Jun 30 1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25 cents (NYC)

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 4 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf wins her 4th of 7 Wimbledon singles titles outclassing Monica Seles 6-2, 6-1

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

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Andre Agassi wins his first of 8 Grand Slam singles titles beating Goran Ivanišević of Croatia 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • Jul 7 South Africa beats Cameroon 1-0 in Durban in first FIFA sanctioned match after nearly 20 years international isolation, apartheid

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 After undergoing the traditional five-year waiting procedure, Czech tennis star Ivan Lendl officially becomes a US citizen

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Jul 8 Florida Marlins unveil their uniform
  • Jul 10 John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners
  • Jul 10 US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons
  • Jul 12 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Saucon Valley CC: Larry Laoretti wins by 4 strokes ahead of Jim Colbert for his lone professional victory
  • Jul 14 63rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-6 at Jack Murphy Stadium, SD

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 14 All star MVP: Ken Griffey Jr. (Seattle Mariners)

Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder Ken Griffey Jr.
Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder
Ken Griffey Jr.
  • Jul 19 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 19 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Englishman Nick Faldo wins his 3rd Open title, by 1 stroke from American John Cook

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Jul 19 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Germany wins 2nd title with 2-1 win over Spain; Steffi Graf clinches final 6-4, 6-2 against Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  • Jul 24 Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner (eff 3/1/93)
  • Jul 25 25th Olympic Games open in Barcelona, Spain

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

Jul 26 US Open Women's Golf, Oakmont CC: Patty Sheehan wins an 18-hole Monday playoff over runner-up Juli Inkster, 72 to 74

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 26 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter for 23rd consecutive seasons

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 26 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain defends his title by 4' 35" from Italian Claudio Chiappucci; Laurent Jalabert points winner
  • Jul 27 Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Republican National Convention
  • Jul 27 Japanese swimmer Kyoko Iwasaki wins the 200m breaststroke in Barcelona to become the youngest to win an Olympic gold medal at 14 years-6 days
  • Jul 28 Groundbreaking of Fla Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium
  • Jul 29 Yevgeni Sadovyi of the Unified Team swims world 400m record (3:45.00) to wrap up 200-400m freestyle double at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Jul 29 Arkadiusz Skrzypaszek of Poland (5,559 points) beats Hungarian Attila Mizsér by 113 points to win the Pentathlon gold at the Barcelona Olympics; Poland also wins teams gold
  • Jul 30 Yael Arad becomes Israel's first ever Olympic medalist when she wins silver in the women's 61kg judo in Barcelona; 20th anniversary of Munich massacre and 500th anniversary of Alhambra Decree
  • Jul 31 Three world record swims on final night session at the Barcelona Olympics; Australian Kieren Perkins 1,500m (14:43.4); Tamás Darnyi of Hungary 200m backstroke (1:59.36); China's Yang Wenyi women's 50m freestyle (24.79)
  • Jul 31 Hungarian swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi earns her 3rd gold medal of the Barcelona Olympics winning 200m backstroke for the 100-200 double along with 400m I/M gold
  • Aug 1 British athlete Linford Christie (32) becomes the oldest man to win an Olympic 100m gold medal edging Frankie Fredericks in Barcelona
  • Aug 1 American sprinter Gail Devers wins an incredibly close blanket finish in the women's 100m at the Barcelona Olympics, with 5 athletes within 0.06 seconds of Devers (10.82)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 2 Tom Seaver, Rollie Fingers, Hal Newhouser & Bill McGowan are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver
  • Aug 2 American Jacki Joyner-Kersee becomes first athlete to win consecutive gold medals in the gruelling heptathlon with a 199 point win over Irina Belova (Soviet Union) at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Aug 2 Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus becomes the first gymnast to win 6 gold medals at one Olympics in Barcelona, also first to win 4 gold in one day's competition (pommel, vault, rings & parallel bars)
  • Aug 4 The diving competition at the Barcelona Olympics concludes with Chinese athletes dominant, winning 3 of 4 gold medals contested - American Mark Lenzi wins 3m springbaord
  • Aug 4 In its debut at the Barcelona Olympics the badminton singles gold medals are both won by Indonesian athletes, whilst both men's & women's doubles go to South Korea

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