On This Day

Events in Sport on August 10

Baseball Record

1888 NY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game winning streak record

  • 1901 Chicago White Sox Frank Isbell strands record 11 teammate base runners
  • 1904 NY Highlanders pitcher Jack Chesbro ends string of 30 consecutive complete games in a 5-1 loss to Chicago White Sox at South Side Park, Chicago

US Open Women's Tennis

1933 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Helen Jacobs beats Helen Wills Moody 8-6, 3-6, 3-0, ret

Sports History

1934 Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player

  • 1936 First time the Olympic cycling road race is conducted as a mass start event with Frenchmen Robert Charpentier and Guy Lapébie taking gold and silver, and France winning the teams gold medal
  • 1944 Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cincinnati Reds 2-0

Sports History

1948 Bradman scores 133* Aust v Lancashire, 216 mins, 17 fours

Boxing Title Fight

1949 Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1954 Sir Gordon Richards retires as a jockey with record 4,870 wins
  • 1969 Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
  • 1971 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research

Baseball Record

1971 Twins' Harmon Killebrew is 10th to amass 500 HRs, & adds his 501st

  • 1972 Finnish runner Lasse Virén wraps up the 5,000/10,000m double at the Munich Olympics; runs Olympic record 13:26.42 for the 5k gold medal

PGA Championship

1975 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Firestone CC: Jack Nicklaus wins his 4th PGA crown by 2 shots from Australian Bruce Crampton

  • 1977 Phillies & Expos play a doubleheader that ends at 3:23 AM
  • 1980 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oak Hill CC: Jack Nicklaus wins 5th and final PGA C'ship by a convincing 7 strokes from Andy Bean

Golf Tournament

1980 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Richelieu Valley GC: Pat Bradley wins by 1 from JoAnn Carner for her first of 6 major titles

Sports History

1981 Pete Rose, 3,631 career hit, breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record

Sports History

1983 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump

  • 1984 Famous Mary Decker-Zola Budd collision during 3,000m at the LA Olympics; Decker falls, Budd finishes 7th; Maricica Puică of Romania wins

Olympic Gold

1984 The US beats Spain 96-65 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics; future 'dream team' members Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin feature

  • 1984 Ian Ferguson of New Zealand wins 2 canoeing gold medals in the one day taking the K-1 500 and K-2 500 (with Paul MacDonald) at the LA Olympics; wins K-4 1000 the next day
  • 1984 Sweden's Agneta Andersson takes out the women's canoeing 500m double at the Los Angeles Olympics with wins in the K-1 and K-2 (with Anna Olsson) events
  • 1985 Oakland A's Dave Kingman is 21st to hit 400 HRs (off Matt Young at Seattle)
  • 1985 Uno Lindstron of Sweden juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles

Sports History

1986 Billy Martin Day, his uniform number 1 retired

Sports History

1986 Pitcher Bob Forsch grand slams to lead Cardinals to a 5-4 win over Pittsburgh Pirates, in St. Louis

  • 1987 Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball
  • 1988 Matt Biondi swims world record 100m free style (48.42 sec)
  • 1989 A's bat out of order against White Sox in 3rd inning
  • 1989 Australia 0-301 at end of day one, 5th Test Cricket at Trent Bridge
  • 1991 NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53
  • 1995 Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly
  • 1996 Yanks lose ending 3rd best home series victory streak at 24
  • 1996 New Zealand beats South Africa, 29-18 in Cape Town to win the inaugural Tri Nations Rugby Series with an unbeaten record; All Blacks flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens lands 5 penalties and 2 conversions
  • 1997 36th Walker Cup: US, 18-6
  • 1997 Anaheim Angels Tony Phillips arrested for purchasing cocaine

Sports History

1997 Atlanta Braves sign Greg Maddux to then record 5 year, $57.5 million deal

  • 2002 New Zealand beats South Africa, 30-23 in Durban to win their fourth Tri Nations Rugby Series; All Blacks score 4 tries to 2
  • 2008 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Irishman Pádraig Harrington wins his second straight major by 2 shots from Sergio Garcia and Ben Curtis
  • 2008 British cyclist Nicole Cooke wins the road race at the Beijing Olympics; Great Britain's 200th gold in the modern Olympics

World Record

2008 American super-star swimmer Michael Phelps wins the 400m individual medley at the Beijing Olympics in world record 4:03.84

  • 2013 14th Athletics World Championships open at Moscow, Russia

PGA Championship

2014 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Valhalla GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins his second PGA C'ship by 1 shot from Phil Mickelson

  • 2016 South Korean shooter Jin Jong-oh recovers from 7th place during the final to record an Olympic record 193.7 and win gold in men's 50m pistol at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; first shooter to win 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals in one event
  • 2016 18 year old Australian Kyle Chalmers creates huge upset when he swims a junior world record 47.58 to win the blue ribband men's 100m freestyle gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016 Weightlifter Nijat Rahimov of Kazakhstan sets a world record 214kg in the clean & jerk, and finishes with 379kg overall, to win the gold medal in the men's 77kg at the Ro de Janeiro Olympics