Events in Sport on August 2

  • 1906 Chicago White Sox begin AL record 19 game win streak

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1907 Walter Johnson, 19, debuts with Washington & loses 3-2 to Detroit

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1912 18th US Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 294 at CC of Buffalo NY
  • 1929 Phillies Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR
  • 1932 Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chicago Cubs
  • 1936 30th Tour de France won by Sylvere Maes of Belgium
  • 1938 1st test of a yellow baseball (Dodgers vs Cardinals)
  • 1944 Amsterdam soccer team "The Volewijckers" plays in orange shirts
  • 1959 41st PGA Championship: Bob Rosburg shoots a 277 at Minneapolis GC
  • 1959 SF Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits 1st of his 521 HRs
  • 1961 St Louis Cards (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in Toronto
  • 1963 30th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 20, Green Bay 17 (65,000)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1967 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season game, they lose to LA Rams 16-77
  • 1968 35th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17 (69,917)
  • 1970 Baltimore defeats KC 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals

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1973 George Brett gets his 1st hit for the Kansas City Royals

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1980 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1981 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1982 Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1986 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts)
  • 1987 25th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats USA in Vancouver Canada (2-1)

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1987 Christa Johnson wins Columbia Savings LPGA National Golf Pro-Am

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • 1987 Cincinnati Red Eric Davis becomes 7th and earliest 30 HR 30 steal man
  • 1987 Kevin Seitzer (KC Royals), gets 6 hits in one baseball game
  • 1987 Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH)
  • 1991 Mike Jeffcoat is 1st AL pitcher to get an RBI since 1972
  • 1992 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Welch's Golf Classic
  • 1993 Peter Angelos and William DeWitt purchase Orioles
  • 1998 26th du Maurier Golf Classic: Brandie Burton
  • 1998 30th Curtis Cup: US wins 10-8 at The Minikahda Club (Minneapolis, Minnesota, US)

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1998 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds is hit by a pitch and charges the mound, causing a bench-clearing brawl

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 1998 85th Tour de France won by Marco Pantani of Italy