Events in Sport in 1985 (Part 2)

Contract of Interest

Oct 25 Angels announce that they will not offer Rod Carew a new contract

Sports History

Oct 26 Doug Harvey's #2 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

  • Oct 26 On a poor call in Game 6, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events probably costing St. Louis Cardinals the Baseball World Series; lose 2-1 to KC when leading series, 3-2

NYC Women's Marathon

Oct 27 15th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34

  • Oct 27 16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34
  • Oct 27 Anthony Carter begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions
  • Oct 27 Baseball World Series: KC Royals rout St Louis Cardinals, 11-0 at Royals Stadium for 4 games to 3 series win; MVP: KC pitcher Bret Saberhagen

Sports History

Oct 27 Billy Martin is fired by Yankees for 4th time

  • Oct 29 Cards' Joaquin Andujar suspended for 10 games for bumping an umpire
  • Oct 31 Last day in Test cricket for Pakistan's Zaheer Abbas
  • Nov 2 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Aqueduct Racetrack; winners: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge
  • Nov 2 LA Kings score 5 goals in a span of 5:37, the fastest in NHL team history; rout Hartford Whalers, 8-1 at Hartford Civic Center
  • Nov 2 Tulsa's Gordon Brown (214) and Steve Gage (206) set NCAA football record for combined rushing yards in one game for 2 teammates who gained more than 200 yards each in 42-26 win at Wichita State

Sports History

Nov 3 Bill Elliott wins Atlanta Journal 500 at Atlanta Raceway to become first driver to win 11 super-speedway races in 1 season; also first driver to win $2m in prize money in a single season

Sports History

Nov 3 French McLaren driver Alain Prost wins his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship, finishing 4th in the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; wins title by 20 points from Italian Michele Alboreto

Sports History

Nov 9 Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 New Zealand v Australia at the Gabba

Garry Kasparov Becomes World Chess Champion

Nov 9 Russia's Garry Kasparov (22) becomes the youngest ever World Chess Champion, with a 13-11 win over fellow countryman Anatoly Karpov

Sports History

Nov 13 Dwight Gooden, youngest 20 game winner, wins Cy Young award

  • Nov 14 Brewers release 39-year-old pitcher Rollie Fingers

Sports History

Nov 17 35th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins

  • Nov 17 NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28
  • Nov 18 Dwight Gooden (NL) & Bret Saberhagen (AL) win Cy Young

Sports History

Nov 20 NY Yankee Don Mattingly easily wins AL MVP

  • Nov 24 CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: BC Lions defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24; final CFL game played with 25-yard long endzone
  • Nov 25 Chicago White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillén is named AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 27 Cards Vince Coleman wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 30 50th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-23 in Birmingham

Sports History

Dec 2 Chicago Bears' head coach Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan almost come to blows at halftime in a 38-24 loss to the Miami Dolphins at the Orange Bowl, Miami; Chicago's only loss of the NFL season

Sports History

Dec 2 NFL quarterback legends Dan Marino and John Elway (Denver Broncos) face each other for the first time, a 30-26 win for Marino's Miami Dolphins (390 yards and 3 TDs)

Sports History

Dec 4 Slobodan Živojinović of Yugoslavia upsets No. 2 seed John McEnroe 2-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the Australian Open quarter finals; leaves McEnroe without a major singles title for the first time since 1978

Australian Open Women's Tennis

Dec 7 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 for her 3rd and final Australian singles crown

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Dec 8 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg wins 1st career Grand Slam singles title; beats defending champion & fellow Swede Mats Wilander 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

Sports History

Dec 9 SF 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 274 consecutive games with a reception in a 27-20 loss to LA Rams at Candlestick Park

  • Dec 11 NHL Record 62 points scored, Edmonton (36) beats Chicago (26) 12-9 & ties record of 21 goals

Sports History

Dec 13 Australian cricketer David Boon's 1st Test century, 123 v India at Adelaide

  • Dec 13 Test debut of cricketers Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh and Bruce Reid (v India)

Sports History

Dec 20 Denis Potvin passes Bobby Orr as NHL defenseman scorer (916 points)

  • Dec 20 Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC
  • Dec 22 74th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Germany in Munich (3-2)

Football Awards

Dec 24 Ballon d'Or: Juventus' French midfielder Michel Platini is named Europe's best football player for the 3rd consecutive time; beats Verona striker Preben Elkjær and Barcelona midfielder Bernd Schuster

  • Dec 26 Test Cricket debut of Steve Waugh, v India at the MCG