Events in Sport on August 11

  • 1884 1st double-century stand in Test cricket, McDonnell/Murdoch 207 Aust
  • 1907 St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn

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1919 Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponsor Indian Packing Company

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • 1928 Carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils
  • 1928 Georges Ronsse becomes world champion cyclists

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1929 Babe Ruth becomes 1st professional baseball player to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland Indians)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1936 An American clean sweep of the 3m diving medals via Richard Degener, Marshall Wayne and Alan Greene at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1948 The weightlifting competition at the London Olympics concludes with the US (4) and Egypt (2) dominant, combining to win all of the 6 gold medals
  • 1950 17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885)

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1950 Hitting just .279, Yank great Joe DiMaggio is benched for 1st time

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1951 1st televised baseball game in color, on WCBS in New York City (Boston Braves beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-1)
  • 1951 NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 38-6 in Ottawa
  • 1951 NY Giants lose to go 13½ games behind Bkln Dodgers, later win the pennant
  • 1954 BC Lions plays its 1st CFL game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0
  • 1957 Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
  • 1961 Warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1

  • 1962 Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down
  • 1968 Satchel Paige (62) & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves
  • 1969 Pittsburgh Steelers beat NY Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo)

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1974 PGA Championship, Tanglewood Park: Lee Trevino wins by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus

  • 1979 Phillies Tug McGraw gives up record 4th grand slam of year

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1980 Yanks Reggie Jackson hits his 400th HR off Chicago's Britt Burns

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1984 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1984 Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, winning his 4th Olympic gold medal as part of the US 4 x 100m relay team; world record (37.83)

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens

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1984 Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • 1984 A British 1-2 in the 1,500m at the Los Angeles Olympics with Sebastian Coe edging team mate Steve Cram to become the only man to successfully defend his Olympic 1,500m title
  • 1984 Future 4-weight world boxing champion Pernell Whitaker wins the lightweight gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics
  • 1984 Ian Ferguson of New Zealand wins his 3rd canoeing gold medal of the LA Olympics taking out the K-4 1000 a day after victories in the K-1 500 & K-2 500
  • 1985 PGA Championship, Cherry Hills CC: Hubert Green wins by 2 strokes from fellow American Lee Trevino
  • 1985 Rudolf Povarnitsin of USSR sets new high jump world record (7'10"12)

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1986 PGA Championship, Inverness Club: Bob Tway holes a famous bunker shot on the 18th to beat Australian Greg Norman by 2 stokes

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman

Sport awardGolf Major

1991 PGA Championship, Crooked Stick GC: John Daly wins by 3 strokes from fellow American Bruce Lietzke

Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion John Daly
Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion
John Daly
  • 1991 Melissa Mcnamara wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1992 Oakland A's rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game
  • 1993 NY Islander Brian Mullen, 31, suffers a mild stroke

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1993 Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY)

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1996 PGA Championship, Vallhalla GC: Mark Brooks wins his first major title in a playoff with fellow American Kenny Perry
  • 1996 Emilee Klein wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
  • 2005 American Justin Gatlin becomes only the 2nd athlete to take sprint double, winning 200m in 20.04 at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland
  • 2008 Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima repeats 1st leg of his Athens Olympics 100/200m breaststroke double at the Beijing Games winning the 100m in world record 58.91; goes on to win 200m event

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2008 The US 4 x 100m freestyle replay team of Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones & Jason Lezak beats France by 8 seconds to win gold and smash world record at the Beijing Olympics

  • 2008 Abhinav Bindra wins men's 10m air rifle at the Beijing Olympics, the first ever individual Olympic gold medal for India, and India's first gold medal in any Olympic event since 1980
  • 2013 PGA Championship, Oak Hill CC: Jason Dufner wins first major title by 2 shots from fellow American Jim Furyk

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2013 14th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 100m

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • 2016 Fiji wins inaugural men's rugby sevens gold medal with a comfortable 43-7 rout of Great Britain at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins men's 200m individual medley in 1:54.66 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; 3rd athlete and 1st swimmer to win 4 consecutive Olympic gold medals in one event
  • 2016 American Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak of Canada dead heat for the gold medal in coveted 100m freestyle at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; tie in Olympic record 52.70; Sarah Sjöström (Sweden) takes bronze; her 3rd medal of the Games