Events in Sport on August 13

  • 1906 Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning

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1908 Cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1910 Dodgers & Pirates play to 8-8 tie, both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 pass ball & 1 hit by pitch
  • 1917 Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves
  • 1920 24th US Golf Open: Ted Ray shoots a 295 at Inverness Club in Ohio
  • 1931 Cincinnati Red Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6
  • 1932 Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers & wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
  • 1933 16th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Blue Mound CC Milwaukee
  • 1933 Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
  • 1936 Nida Senff and Rie Mastenbroek make it a Dutch 1-2 in the women’s 100m backstroke final at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1936 Rie Mastenbroek of the Netherlands swims an Olympic record 1:05.9 to win the women’s 100m freestyle at the Berlin Olympics, beating Jeannette Campbell of Argentina by 0:05
  • 1936 Americans Dorothy Poynton-Hil and Velma Dunn take the gold and silver medals in the 10m platform diving at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1948 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
  • 1948 The United States successfully defends its Olympic basketball title with a 65-21 win over France at the London Games
  • 1948 Hungarian boxer László Papp wins the first of 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals; beats British middleweight Johnny Wright on points at the London Games
  • 1948 José Beyaert of France wins the cycling road race at the London Olympics; Belgium takes gold in the teams section beating Great Britain & France

  • 1948 Johan Gren scores twice as Sweden beats Yugoslavia 3-1 to win the football gold medal at the London Olympics
  • 1948 3 Finnish gymnasts dead heat for the gold medal in the pommel horse section at London Olympics; Paavo Aaltonen, Veikko Huhtanen & Heikki Savolainen all awarded gold
  • 1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • 1954 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470)
  • 1958 Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

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1963 Dave DeBusschere pitches a shutout against the Cleveland Indians

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • 1969 Balt Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
  • 1972 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic
  • 1975 Viv Richards out for 291 v England at Cricket, at the Oval
  • 1981 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 200m butterfly (2:05.96)
  • 1988 Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
  • 1988 US beats Jamaica 5-1 in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup

Sport awardGolf Major

1989 PGA Championship, Kemper Lakes GC: Payne Stewart wins first of 3 major titles by 1 from Andy Bean, Mike Reid & Curtis Strange

  • 1991 Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
  • 1991 Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney for Australia versus England at Old Trafford

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1993 Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1993 4th Athletics World Championships open at Stuttgart, Germany

Sport awardGolf Major

1995 PGA Championship, Riviera CC: Steve Elkington of Australia wins his first major title in a playoff with Scotsman Colin Montgomerie

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • 1997 Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the NY Yankees
  • 1997 San Diego Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels

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2000 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Royal Ottawa GC: Meg Mallon wins by 1 from Rosie Jones

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 2004 28th Olympic Games opens at Athens, Greece
  • 2006 Cleveland Indians first baseman Travis Hafner ties Don Mattingley's MLB mark of 6 grand slams in a season when he homers off Kansas City's Luke Hudson
  • 2006 Canadian Open Women's Golf, London Hunt CC: Christie Kerr wins by 1 shot from Angela Stanford

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2008 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins 3 gold medals, all in world record time, in the one day at the Beijing Olympics; 200m I/M (1:54.23), 200m butterfly (1.52.03) and 4 x 200m freestyle relay (6:58.56)

  • 2008 Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice wraps up the medley double at the Beijing Olympics when she swims world record 2:08.45 to win the 200m I/M gold medal
  • 2008 Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini sets new world record 1:54.82 to claim 200m freestyle gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; runner-up Sara Isaković is Slovenia's first Olympic swim medal winner
  • 2012 Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus is stripped of her shot-put gold medal after failing a drugs test
  • 2016 American swimmer Michael Phelps ends his career at the Rio Olympics as part of the winning 4x100 medley relay, his record 23rd gold medal
  • 2016 British super-star Mo Farah wins 1st leg of 5,000/10,000m double (repeat of London 2012) in 27:05.17 in the 10k at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Kenya's Paul Tanui wins silver just 0.47 behind
  • 2016 Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson wins blue ribband women's 100m gold in 10.71 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; American Tori Bowie second in 10.83 and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica 3rd 10.86
  • 2016 Great Britain sets a world record of 3:14.051 to comfortably beat the United States in the women's cycling team pursuit at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016 The dominant Great Britain men's crew wins the eight at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; US scores a comfortable win over GB in the women's eight
  • 2017 PGA Championship, Quail Hollow GC: Justin Thomas wins his first major by 2 shots from Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed & Louis Oosthuizen