1997 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 297

  • May 16 Atlanta Braves beat St Louis Cardinals, 1-0 in 13 innings
  • May 16 Expos trailing SF Giants by 9 runs comeback to win 14-13
  • May 17 122nd Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 1:54

Sport awardGolf Major

May 18 43rd LPGA Championship won by Christa Johnson

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 18 Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • May 20 White Sox Frank Thomas reaches base safely for 15th straight time
  • May 25 David Frost wins Golf's Colonial Final in Fort Worth Texas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 25 Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform #

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • May 25 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Classic
  • May 25 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 26 Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • May 26 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 2
  • May 27 Indianapolis 500: Arie Luyendyk wins his 2nd Indy 500
  • May 27 Major league revenue sharing begins, NY Yanks pay out most $28M
  • May 28 5th UEFA Champions League Final: Borussia Dortmund beats Juventus 3-1 at Munich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden
  • Jun 1 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Michelob Light Classic
  • Jun 1 Vijay Singh wins Golf Memorial at Muirfield Village CC, 14 under par
  • Jun 2 Albert Belle's Chicago White Sox tying 27-game hitting streak ends
  • Jun 7 129th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Touch Gold wins in 2:28.8
  • Jun 7 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep the Philadelphia Flyers
  • Jun 8 Justin Leonard wins golf's Kemper Open at TPC at Avenel
  • Jun 8 Pat Hurst wins LPGA Oldsmobile Classic
  • Jun 8 96th Men's French Open: Gustavo Kuerten beats Sergi Bruguera (6-3, 6-4, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 8 96th Women's French Open: Iva Majoli beats Martina Hingis (6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Iva Majoli
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Iva Majoli
Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • Jun 9 Detroit Tigers baseball team bat out of order against Oakland A's in 1st inning
  • Jun 10 Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits SF Giants 9-0
  • Jun 12 1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3
  • Jun 13 51st NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2
  • Jun 15 97th US Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 276 Congressional CC Bethesda Md
  • Jun 15 Danielle Ammaccapane wins Edina Realty LPGA Classic
  • Jun 17 NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 & Minneapolis-St Paul & Columbus, Ohio in 2000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 35th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton
  • Jun 21 Women's National Basketball Association begins as NY Liberty beats LA Sparks
  • Jun 22 Ernie Els wins golf's Buick Classic
  • Jun 22 Penny Hammel wins LPGA Rochester International
  • Jun 22 World Bowl: Barcelona Dragon beat Rhein Fire, 38-24

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 24 Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Jun 24 Seat Mariner Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Oakland A's but loses
  • Jun 25 NHL approves franchises in Nashville, Atlanta, Columbus, and Minnesota-St Paul
  • Jun 29 18th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Graham Marsh

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 Greg Norman wins PGA St Jude Classic

Golfer Greg Norman
Greg Norman
  • Jun 29 Michelle McGann wins ShopRite LPGA Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for biting Holyfield

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jul 5 104th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Jana Novotna

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 111th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats C Pioline (64 62 64)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 6 Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 Montreal Expos retire Andre Dawson's uniform #10

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • Jul 7 Tiger Woods wins golf's Western Open
  • Jul 8 68th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Jacobs Field, Cleveland
  • Jul 9 Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband

  • Jul 9 Mike Tyson is banned from boxing for biting Evander Holyfield's ear
  • Jul 10 Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a NY Yankee, he beats Tigers 10-3
  • Jul 12 Cubs play in their 5,000th consecutive game without being no-hit
  • Jul 12 Pirates Francisco Cordova & Ricardo Rincon no-hit Astros 3-0 in 10 inn
  • Jul 13 15th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Larry Gilbert
  • Jul 13 52nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Alison Nicholas
  • Jul 13 David Toms wins Quad City Golf Classic at 265
  • Jul 20 126th British Golf Open: American Justin Leonard shoots a 272 to win at Royal Troon
  • Jul 20 Michele Redman wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Jul 23 Dallas TV Station KXAS settle with Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin and Erik Williams for reporting false sex assault allegations against them
  • Jul 25 QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs
  • Jul 27 Detroit Tigers retire pitching great Hal Newhouser's #16
  • Jul 27 Stewart Cink wins golfs Greater Hartford Open (267)
  • Jul 27 Tammie Green wins Giant Eagle LPGA Classic
  • Jul 27 84th Tour de France won by Jan Ullrich of Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 28 NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • Jul 31 A's trade Mark McGwire to St Louis Cardinals
  • Aug 1 6th World Championships in Athletics open at Athens, Greece
  • Aug 3 25th du Maurier Golf Classic: Colleen Walker

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 3 Phil Mickelson wins golf's Sprint International

  • Aug 6 NHL Nashville Tenn names Barry Trotz as its 1st coach
  • Aug 8 Mariners Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Chicago White Sox
  • Aug 9 Yanks break Minnesota Twins Brad Radke's string of 12 straight wins
  • Aug 10 36th Walker Cup: US, 18-6
  • Aug 10 Anaheim Angels Tony Phillips arrested for purchasing cocaine
  • Aug 10 Atlanta Braves sign Greg Maddux to record 5 year, $575 Million deal
  • Aug 10 Deb Richard wins LPGA Friendly's Classic
  • Aug 10 Vijay Singh of Fiji wins Buick Open at the Warwick Hills Golf
  • Aug 10 6th World Championships in Athletics close at Athens, Greece
  • Aug 13 Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the NY Yankees

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 13 SD Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Aug 14 Karrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Open
  • Aug 15 Dan Wilson hits Seattle Mariners 3,000th HR
  • Aug 15 LA Dodgers retire Tommy Lasorda's #2
  • Aug 16 For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia)
  • Aug 16 The South African soccer team, Bafana Bafana wins against the national team of the Democratic Republic of the Congo at First National Bank stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 17 79th PGA Championship: Davis Love III shoots a 269 at Winged Foot GC
  • Aug 19 NY Yank 3rd baseman Wade Boggs pitches a scoreless inning vs Anaheim
  • Aug 24 97th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Joel Kribel
  • Aug 24 Colleen Wakjer wins Star Bank LPGA Classic
  • Aug 24 Greg Norman wins World Series of Golf shooting 273
  • Aug 24 Mark Calcavecchia wins Greater Vancouver Golf Open shooting 265
  • Aug 30 1st WNBA Championship: Houston Comets beat NY Liberty
  • Aug 30 Greg Rudaski is 1st to serve (2) 141 MPH serves in a match (US Open)
  • Aug 31 Don Mattingly's #23 is retired by NY Yankees
  • Aug 31 Scott Hoch wins Greater Milwaukee Golf Open with a 268
  • Sep 1 Cindy Figg-Currier wins LPGA State Farm Rail Classic
  • Sep 5 Athens in Greece, selected to host 2004 Olympics

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