August 1993 in Sport

Events in Sport


Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 1 14-time MLB All Star Reggie Jackson is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Aug 1 England wins the women's cricket World Cup for the first time since the inaugural event in 1973 with a 67 run victory over New Zealand at Lord's
  • Aug 2 Maryland investors led by Baltimore attorney Peter Angelos buy the Baltimore Orioles at auction in New York for $173m, nearly $50m more than ever paid for a baseball team
  • Aug 4 Tony Gwynn gets 6 hits in 11-10 win v Giants, 4th time this season the Padre has 5 or more hits; ties MLB record
  • Aug 8 Dana Lofland wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic Dormann at Stratton Mt
  • Aug 11 NY Islander Brian Mullen, 31, suffers a mild stroke

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Aug 11 Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY)

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

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Aug 13 Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

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Aug 15 75th PGA Championship, Inverness GC: Paul Azinger wins his first major title in a playoff with Greg Norman of Australia

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman

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Aug 15 Nolan Ryan, 324th & final victory, Rangers 4, Indians 1

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Aug 19 34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5
  • Aug 19 Sally Gunnell runs women's world record 400m hurdles (52.74")
  • Aug 20 Colin Jackson runs world record 110m hurdles (12.91)
  • Aug 22 Hiromi Kobayash wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 23 Fred McGriff & David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice
  • Aug 24 Padres scores 14 in 1st vs Cardinals

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Aug 29 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), London Hunt GC: Brandie Burton wins in a playoff from Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Aug 29 93rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by John Harris
  • Aug 31 Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland Indians 5-4 in 22 innings

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 1 Ewing Kaufman, founder/owner (KC Royals), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • Aug 24 Professor D B Deodhar, cricketer (Ind non-Test bat o 30s), dies at 101