Events in Sport on August 8

  • 1870 Magic (US) defeats Cambria (England) in 2nd running of America's Cup
  • 1900 1st Davis Cup tennis competition, named after Dwight Filley Davis, began at Longwood Cricket Club in Mass, & won by US 2 days later
  • 1902 2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York (3-2)
  • 1903 3rd Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Boston (4-1)
  • 1922 Pirates set record of 46 hits in a doubleheader (against Phillies)
  • 1931 Wash Senator Bob Burke no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0
  • 1946 Dreyfuss family, owners of Pittsburgh Pirates since 1900, sells club to Frank McKinney & John Galbreath for $25 million
  • 1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
  • 1961 Ham Tigercats (CFL) beat Buff Bills (NFL) 38-21 in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1963 LA Dodgers F Howard & B Skowron are 3rd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1965 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
  • 1970 NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)
  • 1971 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
  • 1976 Chicago White Sox suit up in shorts
  • 1977 Texas Rangers turn their 1st triple play (vs A's)

Sport awardGolf Major

1982 64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 1982 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

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1983 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1984 Carl Lewis wins 3rd (200m) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics
  • 1985 Baseball's new agreement permits 2 new NL teams in 1993
  • 1986 Record 3 grandslams in a game-(Harrah-Tex, Sheets & Dwyer-Orioles)
  • 1987 Brewers' Rob Deer struck-out 5 times in a game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 9th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 1988 Minnesota Twins pull 2nd triple-play of year & beat Cleve 6-2
  • 1988 Cubs & Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1
  • 1990 Balt Orioles pull their 10th triple play (1-6-3 vs Oakland)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1990 Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 HRs as a catcher

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1991 With two months left, White Sox set new home attendance (2,150,951)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Metallica band member James Hetfield suffers second and third-degree burns during a pyrotechnics explosion on stage at Olympic Stadium, Montreal

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
  • 1993 Dana Lofland wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic Dormann at Stratton Mt
  • 1997 Mariners Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Chicago White Sox

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2004 John Elway is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 2008 29th Olympic Games opens at Beijing, China