Events in Sport in December 1988

  • Dec 1 NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • Dec 1 NY Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs St Louis Blues
  • Dec 3 54th Heisman Trophy Award: Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State (RB)
  • Dec 4 Amy Benz/John Huston wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

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Dec 4 Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the Dodgers

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Dec 6 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th NBA game (2nd fastest)
  • Dec 6 Agnes Neil Williams purchases Baltimore Orioles for $70 million Eli Jacobs becomes CEO of Balt Orioles
  • Dec 7 NY Islanders fire Simpson, Arbour new coach

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Dec 7 Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Dec 8 Knick's set NBA record of 11 3-pointers & sink Bucks, 113-109
  • Dec 9 NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
  • Dec 10 Washington Capitals 1st NHL scoreless tie, vs Montreal Canadiens

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Dec 12 Sandra Miller of Queens sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Dec 14 CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights
  • Dec 14 NBA's Miami Heat wins 1st game ever, 89-88 (Clippers), after 17 loses
  • Dec 15 Lori Davis of Long Island sues Mike Tyson for grabbing her buttocks
  • Dec 17 77th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Gothenburg (4-1)
  • Dec 17 Bryan Murray becomes 17th NHL coach to win 300 games (Wash Caps)
  • Dec 17 NY Islanders break 12 game losing streak, beat Devils 5-2
  • Dec 18 Seattle Seahawks win their 1st ever division title with 9-7 record
  • Dec 18 Cricket Women's World Cup: Australia defeats England by 8 wickets
  • Dec 19 Oklahoma's College football team gets 3 year probation
  • Dec 29 Soviet Red Army Team edges NY Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum