Events in Sport in July 1989

  • Jul 1 NFL owners vote unanimously to form WLAF
  • Jul 1 Yanks beat Milwaukee Brewers 4-1, score is changed to 5-1 after game is over. Umpire rules Roberto Kelly scored before a double-play
  • Jul 2 10th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Orville Moody
  • Jul 2 17th du Maurier Golf Classic: Tammie Green
  • Jul 4 Red's Tom Browning is 3 outs away from his 2nd career perfect game when Phillie Dickie Thon doubles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 5 Mark McGwire's gets 100th HR, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner)

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Jul 5 Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt is chosen to start in the All Star game

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 103rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Stefan Edberg (6-0 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 96th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (6-2 6-7 6-1)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jul 9 Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jul 11 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (KC Royals)
  • Jul 11 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game
  • Jul 12 NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 16 44th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Cleveland Indians Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 21 Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jul 23 118th British Golf Open: Mark Calcavecchia shoots a 275 at Royal Troon
  • Jul 23 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Jul 23 76th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • Jul 28 Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
  • Jul 29 Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
  • Jul 29 Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
  • Jul 29 White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher & Sam Sosa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 30 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez