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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sport awardGolf Major

1969 51st PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 276 at NCR GC Dayton Ohio

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Southgate Ladies' Golf Open
  • 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)
  • 1975 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1980 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Cindy Mackey wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1986 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 79th PGA Championship: Davis Love III shoots a 269 at Winged Foot GC
  • 2003 85th PGA Championship: Shaun Micheel shoots a 276 at Oak Hill Country Club

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 14th World Championships in Athletics: 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