On This Day

Events in Sport in August 1929

  • Aug 2 Philadelphia 1st baseman Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR in Phillies' 2-0 win v Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Aug 4 Cleveland Indians, trailing 6-5 in 9th with 2 outs score AL record tying 9 runs, beat NY Yankees 14-6

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 7 NY Yankees slugger Babe Ruth ties MLB record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games for the second time in 13-1 win v Philadelphia A's

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Aug 11 Babe Ruth becomes 1st professional baseball player to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland Indians)

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Aug 24 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Wills Moody beats England's Phoebe Holcroft Watson 6-4, 6-2 for her 3rd straight and 6th overall US singles title

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody