On This Day in Sport for August 2

Events in Sport

  • 1906 Chicago White Sox begin AL record 19 game win streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1907 Walter Johnson, 19, debuts with Washington & loses 3-2 to Detroit

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1912 18th US Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 294 at CC of Buffalo NY
  • 1929 Phillies Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR
  • 1932 Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chicago Cubs
  • 1936 30th Tour de France won by Sylvere Maes of Belgium
  • 1938 1st test of a yellow baseball (Dodgers vs Cardinals)
  • 1944 Amsterdam soccer team "The Volewijckers" plays in orange shirts
  • 1959 41st PGA Championship: Bob Rosburg shoots a 277 at Minneapolis GC
  • 1959 SF Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits 1st of his 521 HRs
  • 1961 St Louis Cards (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in Toronto
  • 1963 30th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 20, Green Bay 17 (65,000)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1967 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season game, they lose to LA Rams 16-77
  • 1968 35th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17 (69,917)
  • 1970 Baltimore defeats KC 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 George Brett gets his 1st hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1980 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1981 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1982 Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1986 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts)
  • 1987 25th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats USA in Vancouver Canada (2-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Christa Johnson wins Columbia Savings LPGA National Golf Pro-Am

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • 1987 Cincinnati Red Eric Davis becomes 7th & earliest 30 HR 30 steal man
  • 1987 Kevin Seitzer (KC Royals), gets 6 hits in one baseball game
  • 1987 Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH)
  • 1991 Mike Jeffcoat is 1st AL pitcher to get an RBI since 1972
  • 1992 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Welch's Golf Classic
  • 1993 Peter Angelos & William DeWitt purchase Orioles
  • 1998 26th du Maurier Golf Classic: Brandie Burton
  • 1998 30th Curtis Cup: US wins 10-8 at The Minikahda Club (Minneapolis, Minnesota, US)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds is hit by a pitch and charges the mound, causing a bench-clearing brawl

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1998 85th Tour de France won by Marco Pantani of Italy

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1882 Red Ames, baseball player (d. 1936)
  • 1887 Tommy Ward, Former South African cricketer (d. 1936)
  • 1895 Matthew Henderson, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test)
  • 1925 John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1928 Malcolm Hilton, Former England cricketer (d. 1990)
  • 1931 Eddie Fuller, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58)
  • 1931 Viliam Schrojf, Slovak footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Lamar Hunt, NFL owner (KC Chiefs)
  • 1934 Carl Cecil Cain, Freeport Ill, basketball player (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1937 William Cannon, football player (Heisman-1959)
  • 1938 Brunhilde Hendrix, German FR, relay runner (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1942 Leo Beenhakker, Dutch soccer trainer
  • 1943 Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player
  • 1952 Angel Herrera, Cuba, FW/LW boxer (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1954 Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star (Manchester United), born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1957 Stephen Kelly Petterson, Smallbore rifle (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1958 Arshad Ayub, cricketer (Indian off-spinner of the late 1980's)
  • 1960 Linda Fratianne, American figure skater (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1961 Ed West, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1963 Caroline Pierce, Cheshire England, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple Classic-2nd)
  • 1963 Jeff Bloom, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Montana Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964 John Cullen, Puslinch, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1965 Takayuki Iizuka, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1966 Joseph Wanag, Wilson Ct, US judoka (Olympic-92)
  • 1966 Tim Wakefield [Timothy Stephen], Melbourne, Florida, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox-1995 AL Comeback Player of the Year)
  • 1967 Aaron Krickstein, tennis player (Tel Aviv 1983), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1967 Martin Laamers, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1968 Sean Groom, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Northford, Connecticut
  • 1968 Stefan Effenberg, German footballer
  • 1969 Cedric Ceballos, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1969 Erik Meijer, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Uerdingen)
  • 1969 Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer
  • 1970 Chainey Umphrey, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1970 Elijah Alexander, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos)
  • 1970 Jonathan Andrew Kaye, PGA golfer (1995 Quad City-2nd), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1970 Philo Wallace, cricketer (WI ODI opening batsman 1991-92)
  • 1970 Tony Amonte, Hingham MA, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks, USA)
  • 1970 Wes Bender, WLAF/NFL running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971 Dick Schreuder, Dutch soccer player (PSV/FC Groningen/RKC)
  • 1971 Fernando Smith, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1971 Michael Hughes, Irish footballer
  • 1972 Lee McClinton, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1972 Nathan Thomas, Australian water polo player (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Mohamed Al-Deayea, Saudi Arabian footballer
  • 1973 George Zidek, NBA center (Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1973 Karina Habsudova, Bojnice Slovakia, tennis star (1995 Futures Czech)
  • 1973 Nancy Drolet, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1973 Susie O'Neill, Mackay Austral, butterfly swimmer (Oly-br/gold-92, 96)
  • 1973 Danie Keulder, Former Namibian cricketer
  • 1974 Nabil Bouchlal, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1974 Paul Grasmanis, defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • 1975 Mineiro, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976 Michael Weiss, figure skater (1997 World Champ-7th), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1976 Reyes Estévez, Spanish athlete
  • 1978 Goran Gavrančić, Serbian footballer
  • 1978 Matt Guerrier, American baseball player
  • 1980 Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer
  • 1982 Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer
  • 1982 Grady Sizemore, American baseball player
  • 1984 Giampaolo Pazzini, Italian footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1955 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1901)
  • 1974 W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver (b. 1893)
  • 1979 Thurmon Munson, NY Yankee, killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32
  • 1980 Verdun John Scott, cricketer (ten Tests for NZ), dies
  • 1985 Sandy Bell, South African cricket pace bowler (16 Tests), dies
  • 1995 Brian Smith, British sportscaster, dies
  • 2016 Forbes Carlile, Australian athlete and influential swimming coach, dies at 95