Events in Sport on August 17

  • 1904 Boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 6-0
  • 1920 NY Yankees cancel game with Cleveland Indians in memory of Ray Chapman who died on the same day

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1933 Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1938 Henry Armstrong wins his 3rd concurrent boxing championship
  • 1948 Phillies commit 8 errors in a baseball game for the 2nd time
  • 1950 Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) & Sam Calderone (Giants) hit inside park HRs
  • 1951 18th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 33, All-Stars 0 (92,180)
  • 1952 Betty Jameson wins LPGA World Golf Championship

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1957 Baseball player Richie Ashburn fouls and hits fan Alice Roth twice in the same game at bat playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, 1st hit breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • 1958 Bonnie Hoffman wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open
  • 1963 Jim Hickman becomes 1st NY Met to hit for cycle
  • 1964 Boycott scores his 1st Test Cricket century, 113 v Aust at the Oval

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1966 Willie Mays takes 2nd place on all-time HR list

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1969 PGA Championship, NCR GC: Ray Floyd wins by 1 stroke from South African Gary Player
  • 1969 NY Jets beat NY Giants 37-14 in their 1st meeting (pre season)
  • 1972 Phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game

  • 1973 Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1980 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

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1980 George Brett goes 4-for-4, raising his batting average to .401

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1982 LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18)

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1984 Pete Rose returns to Cincinnati Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1986 Red Sox trade shortstop Rey Quinones & pitcher Mike Trujillo to Mariners for shortstop Spike Owen & outfielder Dave Henderson
  • 1987 Mohammad Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame
  • 1989 32nd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 12½-11½

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1989 Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place (1,208th cons game)

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1990 Carlton Fisk hits White Sox record 187th HR

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1990 Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1991 Royals Warren Cromartie's 1st major league HR since 1983
  • 1992 Kevin Gross of Dodgers tosses only 9-inning no-hitter of season, a 2-0
  • 1997 PGA Championship, Winged Foot GC: Davis Love III wins his only major title by 5 strokes from Justin Leonard
  • 2003 PGA Championship, Oak Hill CC: Shaun Micheel wins by 2 strokes from Chad Campbell
  • 2004 Yana Klochkova of the Ukraine wins the 200m individual medley in 2:11.14 at the Athens Olympics to wrap up the 200/400m medley double
  • 2008 China wins its 33rd gold medal of the Beijing Olympics by beating Singapore in the table tennis women's team event; most successful Olympiad ever for China; wins all 10 singles and all 5 doubles matches

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2008 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Ottawa Hunt GC: Australian Katherine Hull wins by 1 from Se Ri Pak

LPGA Golfer Se Ri Pak
LPGA Golfer
Se Ri Pak
  • 2008 Four years after winning Olympic silver in the rowing quad sculls in Athens, Briton Rebecca Romero becomes only 2nd woman to earn medals in 2 different sports at the summer Games when she wins the pursuit track cycling gold in Beijing
  • 2008 Jamaica dominates the 100m at the Beijing Olympics with Shelly-Ann Fraser taking the gold medal in 10.78; her team mates Sherone Simpson & Kerron Stewart dead-heat for silver in 10.98
  • 2008 Gulnara Samitova-Galkina of Russia wins the 3,000m steeplechase gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in world record 8:58.81

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2008 US team Michael Phelps, Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen & Jason Lezak wins 4 x 100m medley relay at the Beijing Olympics in world record 3:29.34; Phelps' 8th gold medal of Games breaks Mark Spitz's 1972 record (7)

  • 2008 German swimmer Britta Steffen beats American Dara Torres by 0.01 in the 50m to wrap up the 50/100m double at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008 Australian women's 4 x 100m medley relay team of Emily Seebohm, Leisel Jones, Jessicah Schipper & Libby Trickett upset the United States to win the gold medal in world record 3:52.69 at the Beijing Olympics

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2008 Rafael Nadal of Spain beats Chile's Fernando González 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to win the men's tennis singles at the Beijing Olympics; Spain's first ever Olympic gold medal in tennis

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal

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2013 14th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 200m

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • 2015 2012 Olympic 1500m champion from Turkey Asli Cakir Alptekin is stripped of her gold medal for doping by the IAAF
  • 2016 American sweep in 100m women's hurdles at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics with Brianna Rollins taking gold ahead of Nia Ali & Kristi Castlin; 1st time US has swept medals in an Olympic women's track & field event
  • 2016 Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson wins 200m gold medal in 21.78; wraps up 100/200m Rio de Janeiro Olympics double
  • 2016 Kenyan runner Conseslus Kipruto records an Olympic record 8:03.28 to win the men's 3,000m steeplechase gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games
  • 2016 German pair Laura Ludwig & Kira Walkenhorst upsets Brazilian hometown favourites Ágatha Bednarczuk & Bárbara Seixas 21–18, 21–14 to win the Olympic women's beach volleyball gold in Rio de Janeiro