Events in Sport in 1990 (Part 2)

Baseball Record

Aug 26 Bo Jackson hits 4th of 4 consecutive HRs

  • Aug 27 Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
  • Aug 27 Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)

Baseball Record

Aug 28 Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 HRs, consecutively

Sports History

Aug 28 Stefan Edberg (#1 seeded player) loses in 1st round to Alex Volkov

Sports History

Aug 31 Baseball outfielders Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. become the 1st father and son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), the pair hit back-to-back singles in the first inning and both scored

  • Aug 31 Dennis Eckersley saves his 40th game of the season
  • Sep 1 Toronto Argonauts beat BC Lions 68-43 at the Skydome in Toronto for the highest combined score (111) in Canadian Football League history
  • Sep 2 Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb throws MLB record 9th no-hitter of the season; beats Cleveland, 3-0

Baseball Record

Sep 3 White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen tops Dave Righetti's MLB record with 47th save in Chicago's 4-2 win v Royals; Thigpen finishes season with 57 saves

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 5 #12 seed Pete Sampras ends #3 Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final with classic 6-4, 7-6, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2 quarter final win; goes on to win 1st career Grand Slam title

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 8 US Open Women's Tennis: Gabriela Sabatini becomes only Argentine woman to win a Grand Slam singles event; beats Steffi Graf 6-2, 7-6

  • Sep 9 Oakland beats NY 7-3 to complete a 12-game sweep of Yankees this year
  • Sep 9 US Open Men's Tennis: 19 year old Pete Sampras wins his first Grand Slam title; beats fellow American Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 6-2; Sampras youngest male US Open winner
  • Sep 10 1st time in NY Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A's beat them 12 games to 0
  • Sep 10 1st time since 1966 that all 8 grand slam tennis champs are different
  • Sep 13 Robert E Nederlander appointed NY Yankee managing general partner
  • Sep 15 Chicago White Sox Bobby Thigpen is 1st to record 50 saves
  • Sep 18 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
  • Sep 21 MLB Commissioner Faye Vincent turns down Chicago White Sox bid to reinstate 68 year old Minnie Miñoso
  • Sep 21 Oakland A's Bob Welch becomes 1st 25 game winner in 10 years

Baseball Record

Sep 22 Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits

  • Sep 25 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Baltimore Orioles to tie record
  • Sep 25 Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title
  • Sep 27 Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House
  • Sep 30 MLB Chicago White Sox beat Seattle Mariners 2-1 in last game at Comiskey Park, Chicago
  • Sep 30 MLB Pittsburgh Pirates win NL East title
  • Oct 3 Detroit 1st baseman Cecil Fielder becomes 11th player in MLB history to hit 50 HRs in a season; 50th & 51st in 10-3 win v NY Yankees at Yankee Stadium

Sports History

Oct 3 Kansas City 3rd baseman George Brett becomes first in MLB history to win a batting title in 3 different decades; goes 1 for 1 in Royals, 5-2 loss v Cleveland to win AL batting title with .329 average; AL batting champion 1976, 80

  • Oct 5 Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Kevin Stevens has 2 goals & 4 assists in 7-4 opening-night win against the Washington Capitals at Capital Centre to set NHL record for most points in a season opener (6)
  • Oct 10 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 12 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 2

Sports History

Oct 14 SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)

  • Oct 16 Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat
  • Oct 20 Baseball World Series: Cincinnati beats A's, 2-1 at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum to sweep Oakland and win Reds' 5th title; MVP: Reds' pitcher José Rijo

Sports History

Oct 21 Ayrton Senna of Brazil crashes his McLaren during the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka but clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

Boxing Title Fight

Oct 25 Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Oct 27 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled

Sports History

Nov 1 Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts

  • Nov 2 First NBA game at Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Rolando Blackman top scores with 21 points as Timberwolves beat Mavericks, 98-85
  • Nov 2 First regular season game played outside North America by any major professional sports league the NBA's Phoenix Suns beat the Utah Jazz, 119-96 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Japan
  • Nov 2 Golden State Warriors register a 162-158 win over the Denver Nuggets at McNichols Arena, with the 320 total points setting an NBA record for most points scored by 2 teams in a non-overtime game

NBA Record

Nov 3 Atlanta Hawks' center Moses Malone sets an NBA record for free throws made in a career by hitting 7-of-9 in a 121-120 win over Indiana Pacers at the Omni; passes Oscar Robinson's record (7,694)

  • Nov 3 TCU quarterback Matt Vogler completes 44 passes including 5 touchdowns for an NCAA football record 690 passing yards in a 56-35 loss to Houston at the Astrodome; Cougars quarterback David Klingler throws for 7 TDs
  • Nov 4 20th NYC Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
  • Nov 4 21st NYC Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39
  • Nov 4 Ayrton Senna retires with gearbox trouble during the season-ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; wins by 7 points from Alain Prost; McLaren-Honda wins Constructors title for 3rd straight year
  • Nov 6 Braves' Dave Justice wins NL Rookie of Year

Contract of Interest

Nov 8 Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

  • Nov 11 California Angel Chuck Finley & Seattle Mariner Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between US & Japanese all-star teams
  • Nov 12 "The Body Bag Game" - after Eagles coach Buddy Ryan threatens beating Redskins so badly "they'll have to be carted off in body bags" the Eagles defense score 3 touchdowns winning 28–14, knocking 8 Redskins out of the game

Sports History

Nov 14 James Worthy is arrested in Houston and charged with two counts of solicitation of prostitution

Solheim Cup

Nov 18 1st Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Lake Nona G & CC: US beats Europe 11½-4½ in inaugural event; Kathy Whitworth US captain; Mickey Walker Europe skipper

Sports History

Nov 18 40th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

Sports History

Nov 18 Andre Agassi claims his first and only season-ending ATP Tour World Championship tennis title with a 5–7, 7–6, 7–5, 6–2 win over defending champion Stefan Edberg in Frankfurt, Germany

  • Nov 18 NFL NY Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0

Sports History

Nov 18 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6–4, 5–7, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2 to win her first of 3 straight WTA Tour Championships in NYC; first 5-set women's final since 1901

Sports History

Nov 19 Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds wins NL MVP

Sports History

Nov 20 Oakland's Rickey Henderson wins AL MVP

  • Nov 20 Sacramento Kings last NBA win on the road for over a year
  • Nov 23 Test Cricket debut of Saeed Anwar (Pak v WI), scores 0 & 0
  • Nov 25 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Winnipeg Blue Bombers' 10th Championship: beat Edmonton Eskimos, 50-11; Winnipeg's 28 points in 3rd quarter is Grey Cup record
  • Nov 25 India bowl the Sri Lankan cricket team out for 82; Venkatapathy Raju (I) takes 6-12 off 17.5 overs
  • Nov 26 Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend
  • Dec 1 55th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 16-7 in Birmingham
  • Dec 1 56th Heisman Trophy Award: Ty Detmer, Brigham Young (QB)

Davis Cup

Dec 1 Davis Cup Tennis, St. Petersburg, Florida: Rick Leach and Jim Pugh beat Australian pair Pat Cash and John Fitzgerald 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 to clinch an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-2) for the US

Sports History

Dec 1 New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing scores career high 22 field goals in his 50 point haul in 113-96 win v Charlotte at Madison Square Garden

  • Dec 5 Blue Jays trade F McGriff & T Fernandez to SD for R Alomar & J Carter
  • Dec 6 NHL grants conditional membership to Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Dec 9 NFL NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard

Sports History

Dec 22 Paul Coffey becomes the second NHL defenceman to record 1000 points, doing so in a record-breaking 770 games

Sports History

Dec 24 Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon & Barry Jones

  • Dec 25 Ballon d'Or: Inter's German sweeper Lothar Matthäus is named best football player in Europe ahead of Juventus striker Salvatore Schillaci and Inter defender Andreas Brehme
  • Dec 26 Reggie Williams becomes 1st GM of WLAF's NY-NJ Knights
  • Dec 26 Senior Professional Baseball Association folds
  • Dec 27 Edmonton Oilers beat the Calgary Flames, 4-1 to record their 500th all-time NHL victory; set in just 915 games for a record of 500-295-120, good for a winning % of .612; best in history upon reaching milestone
  • Dec 28 Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17