On This Day

Events in Sport on August 30

  • 1887 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears wins 7th straight US singles title; beats Henry Slocum 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
  • 1892 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, R.I.: Three straight US singles titles to Oliver Campbell; beats Fred Hovey 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
  • 1904 Thomas Hicks wins 3rd Olympics marathon (3:28:53.0) (40 km)

Sports History

1905 Detroit Tigers future Baseball HOF center fielder Ty Cobb makes his MLB debut, doubling off Jack Chesbro in a 5-3 win over the NY Highlanders at Bennett Park, Detroit

  • 1906 Hal Chase becomes 1st NY Yankee to hit three triples in a game
  • 1910 Yank Tom Hughes pitches 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleveland 5-0 in 11
  • 1912 St Louis Brown Earl Hamilton no-hits Detroit Tigers, 5-1
  • 1913 Phillies lead Giants 8-6 in top of 9th, fans in bleachers try to distract Giants, Umpire forefeits game to Giants, later overruled

Sports History

1922 Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922

Sports History

1926 Jack Hobbs scores 316 not out at Lord's (Surrey v Middlesex)

US Open Women's Tennis

1927 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Wills Moody beats England's Betty Nuthall Shoemaker 6-1, 6-4 for her 4th of 7 US singles titles

Boxing Title Fight

1937 Joe Louis beats Tommy Farr in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1939 6th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 9, All-Stars 0 (81,456)
  • 1939 NY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph)
  • 1941 St Louis Card Lon Warneke no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 2-0
  • 1944 11th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 24, All-Stars 21 (48,769)
  • 1945 12th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 19, All-Stars 7 (92,753)
  • 1954 BC Lions play franchise's first CFL game in Vancouver; lose to Saskatchewan Roughriders, 17-0
  • 1960 Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
  • 1960 US women's 4 x 100m medley relay team swims world record 4:41.1 to beat Australia and win the gold medal at the Rome Olympics; Lynn Burke, Patty Kempner, Carolyn Schuler & Chris von Saltza

Baseball Record

1961 Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game

Sports History

1965 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball

  • 1969 69th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk
  • 1972 Japanese breaststroker Nobutaka Taguchi beats American pair Tom Bruce & John Hencken to win the 100m gold medal in world record 1:04.94 at the Munich Olympic Games
  • 1972 Australian teenage swimmer Shane Gould with a world record 4:19.04 for the 400m, wins her second of 3 gold medals at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972 American women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Shirley Babashoff, Jane Barkman, Jenny Kemp & Sandy Neilson beats East Germany by just 0.36 to win gold at the Munich Olympics; world record 3:55.19

Olympic Gold

1972 Amidst Olga Korbut mania at the Munich Olympics, Soviet teammate Ludmilla Tourischeva wins the gymnastics individual all-round competition, her 2nd gold medal of the Games

  • 1972 Slalom canoeing is introduced at the Munich Olympics with East Germany winning all 4 events

Sports History

1979 Cricketer Ian Botham passes 1000 runs and 100 wickets in Tests in his 21st match for England

US Men's Tennis Open

1979 In a wild encounter at the US Open, John McEnroe beats Ilie Năstase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Năstase is defaulted by the umpire then reinstated

Sports History

1981 Bill Shoemaker becomes the first jockey to win a $1 million thoroughbred horse race when John Henry takes the inaugural Arlington Million by a nose over The Bart

  • 1984 Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
  • 1986 Yuriy Sedykh of the Soviet Union sets new world hammer throw record 86.74m (284 ft 6 in) in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1986 Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)
  • 1987 87th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair

Baseball Record

1987 Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee

  • 1987 Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump woman's record 2.09m (6'10½"), one of the most long-standing records in athletics
  • 1987 Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57)
  • 1987 Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls

Sports History

1987 2nd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m after Ben Johnson is disqualified

  • 1988 Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games
  • 1991 Dan O'Brien sets US decathlon record with 8,812 points
  • 1991 Mike Powell of US sets then long jump record at 29' 4½" (8.95m)
  • 1992 92nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Justin Leonard
  • 1997 1st WNBA Championship: Houston Comets beat NY Liberty
  • 1997 Greg Rudaski is 1st to serve (2) 141 MPH serves in a match (US Open)

Baseball Record

2006 Greg Maddux wins his 330th career game

Sports History

2012 Andy Roddick announces he will retire following the U.S. Open