Events in Sport on August 28

  • 1886 6th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats R. Livingston Beeckman (4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4)
  • 1888 8th U.S. Men's National Championship: Henry Slocum beats Howard Taylor (6-4, 6-1, 6-0)
  • 1893 13th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Fred Hovey (6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1907 27th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Robert LeRoy (6-2, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1908 14th US Golf Open: Fred McLeod shoots a 322 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass
  • 1918 Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on umpire Tom Connolly

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1921 Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1922 1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4
  • 1926 Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)
  • 1941 8th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 37, All-Stars 13 (98,203)
  • 1942 9th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 21, All-Stars 0 (101,100)
  • 1949 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
  • 1951 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
  • 1951 Pirates snap NY Giants 16 game win streak
  • 1955 1st NFL preseason sudden death football, Rams beats Giants 23-17
  • 1955 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
  • 1956 England retain cricket Ashes, Jim Laker 46 wickets in the series
  • 1960 White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as umpire called time
  • 1966 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
  • 1967 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
  • 1970 Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
  • 1977 Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • 1977 NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1977 Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1977 NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1983 Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1987 Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams & Willie McCovey with 522 HRs

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1987 2nd World Championships in Athletics open at Rome, Italy
  • 1988 88th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks
  • 1988 Patty Jordan wins LPGA Ocean State Golf Open
  • 1988 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
  • 1989 Frank Viola & Mets outduel Orel Hershiser & Dodgers 1-0
  • 1990 Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 HRs, consecutively

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1991 Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martínez both perfect game pitcher

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • 1992 Test cricket debut of Muttiah Muralitharan, vs Australia at Colombo
  • 1994 22nd du Maurier Golf Classic: Martha Nause

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1994 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 1995 Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson