Events in Sport in August 1990

  • Aug 1 Stanton Cook becomes CEO of Chicago Cubs
  • Aug 3 NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 10th HR in 1st 72 at bats
  • Aug 5 Barb Mucha wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Aug 6 NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 11th HR in 1st 86 at bats
  • Aug 7 NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 12th HR in 1st 92 at bats & becomes 21st to hit a ball into 3rd deck of Seattle's Kingdome
  • Aug 8 Balt Orioles pull their 10th triple play (1-6-3 vs Oakland)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 8 Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 HRs as a catcher

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Aug 11 NY Yankee Kevin Maas is fastest to get 13 HRs (110 at bats)

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 12 72nd PGA Championship: Wayne Grady shoots a 282 at Shoal Creek Ala

Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
  • Aug 12 Cathy Gerring wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 14 Denver vote for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 51st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 15 Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Aug 17 Carlton Fisk hits White Sox record 187th HR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 19 Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Aug 19 NY Yankee Kevin Mass is quickest to reach 14 HRs (approx 128 at bat)
  • Aug 20 Gene Michael names NY Yankee VP/GM replacing Harding Peterson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 George Steinbrenner steps down as NY Yankee owner

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Aug 20 NY Yankee Kevin Mass is quickest to reach 15 HRs (approx 132 at bat)
  • Aug 25 Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman's record (47'8½")

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 26 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Northgate Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Aug 27 Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
  • Aug 27 Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)
  • Aug 28 Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 HRs, consecutively
  • Aug 30 Ken Griffey & Ken Griffey Jr become 1st father & son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in 1st inning
  • Aug 31 Ken Griffey Sr & Jr are 1st father & son to play on same team each goes 1 for 4 for Seattle Mariners