Events in Sport in August 1929

  • Aug 2 Phillies 1st baseman Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR in a 2-0 win v Pirates

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 7 Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games

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 awardTennis Open

Aug 24 43rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe Holcroft Watson (6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody