Events in Sport in August 1988

  • Aug 6 Rich Gossage 300th career save (beats Phillies)
  • Aug 7 Martha Nause wins Planters Pat Bradley International Golf Tournament

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Aug 8 9th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Aug 8 Minnesota Twins pull 2nd triple-play of year & beat Cleve 6-2
  • Aug 8 Cubs & Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1
  • Aug 9 Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field

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Aug 9 Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Aug 10 Matt Biondi swims world record 100m free style (48.42 sec)
  • Aug 12 Boston Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home
  • Aug 13 Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
  • Aug 13 US beats Jamaica 5-1 in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • Aug 14 70th PGA Championship: Jeff Sluman shoots a 272 at Oak Tree GC Edmond
  • Aug 19 NY Rangers sign ex-Canadien great Guy LaFluer
  • Aug 21 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

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Aug 23 Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Aug 28 88th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks
  • Aug 28 Patty Jordan wins LPGA Ocean State Golf Open
  • Aug 28 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
  • Aug 30 Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games