Events in Sport in 1997 (Part 2)

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Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 117th Women's U.S. Open: Martina Hingis beats Venus Williams (6-0, 6-4)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 10 Mark McGwire joins Babe Ruth as only the players to hit 50 HRs in 2 consecutive years

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Sep 12 NY Met John Olerud hits for the cycle
  • Sep 13 Carolina Hurricane's 1st exhibition game beat NY Islanders 4-1
  • Sep 14 Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Classic
  • Sep 14 Loren Roberts wins CVS Charity Golf Classic with a 266
  • Sep 16 ABL MVP Nikki McCray signs with WNBA
  • Sep 16 Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cardinals for $26M

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Sep 18 Seve Ballesteros & Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Sep 21 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA PING Welch's Championship
  • Sep 21 NY Yankee Cecil Fielder hits his 300th HR
  • Sep 21 Tim Herron wins Texas Golf Open shooting a 271
  • Sep 23 Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year (258)
  • Sep 25 WNBA announces it will add Detroit & Washington, D.C. franchises
  • Sep 26 Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 56th HR of 1997
  • Sep 28 32nd Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14½-13½ to retain the Cup at Sotogrande Spain
  • Sep 28 St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)
  • Sep 28 Wendy Ward wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Classic
  • Sep 30 1st time 3 cons HRs in post season-Raines, Jeter, O'Neill (NY Yankees)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 30 Yanks Tim Raines, Derek Jeter & Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yanks beat Indians 8-6)

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill
  • Oct 1 Carolina Hurricanes 1st game vs Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Oct 3 Carolina Hurricanes 1st home game vs Pitts Penguins
  • Oct 3 Vancouver Canucks beats Mighty Ducks, 3-2 in Japan
  • Oct 5 35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Neth (4-1)
  • Oct 5 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA CoreStates Betsy King Classic
  • Oct 5 Davis Love III wins golf's Buick challenge, shooting a 267
  • Oct 9 NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 11 Dennis Rodman returns from second longest NBA suspension (11 games)

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
  • Oct 12 David Duval wins Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Golf Club
  • Oct 12 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Samsung World Championship
  • Oct 14 MLB National League Championship: Florida Marlins beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 15 NY jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Oct 15 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 19 700th World Series home run (Sandy Alomar, Cleve Indians)
  • Oct 19 David Duval wins Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Golf Classic
  • Oct 20 Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty
  • Oct 21 Cleve Marquis Grissom hit in his 15th straight World Series game (streak ends at 15, he is 2nd to Hank Baur with 17)
  • Oct 22 Cleve Marquis Grissom World Series hitting streak ends after 15 games
  • Oct 22 Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38°F)
  • Oct 22 NY Ranger Wayne Gretsky wife Janet is knocked unconcious & gets 2 stitches while watching the game as a plexiglass falls on her
  • Oct 22 Second longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins & Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11
  • Oct 23 Les Alexander, owner of Houston Rockets buys NHL's Edmonton Oilers
  • Oct 25 9th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 52-20 in South Bend
  • Oct 26 Bill Glasson wins Las Vegas Golf Invitational
  • Oct 26 MLB World Series: Florida Marlins defeat Cleveland Indians to win 4-3
  • Oct 26 48th Formula One WDC: Jacques Villeneuve wins by 39 points
  • Oct 28 NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner & Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league
  • Nov 2 28th NYC Marathon won by John Kagwe of Kenya in 2:08:12
  • Nov 2 USA beats Japan 23-13 at LPGA Nichirei International
  • Nov 3 Boston shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is 6th unanimous AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 3 David Duval wins Championship at the Champions Golf Club

  • Nov 3 Phillies 3rd baseman Scott Rolen selected unanimous Rookie of Year
  • Nov 6 SF Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year
  • Nov 8 Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
  • Nov 8 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away
  • Nov 9 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Nov 11 WNBA expands to Detroit & Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 16 85th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Saskatchawan, 47-23
  • Nov 16 47th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Nov 17 Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Nov 18 Arizona Diamondbacks & Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
  • Nov 18 Mavericks' A C Green ties Randy Smith's NBA record of 906 cons games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 Flyers Eric Lindros tries to bite San Jose defenseman Marty McSorley

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • Nov 20 Last original Florida Marlin, Jeff Conine, traded to KC Royals
  • Nov 20 Mavericks' A C Green sets NBA record of 907 consecutive games played
  • Nov 20 NY Islanders lose, beginning a 10 game losing streak
  • Nov 22 62nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 18-17 in Auburn
  • Nov 23 Annika Sorenstam wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 23 Jana Novotna (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Nov 26 Wash Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway's #5
  • Nov 27 Lions' Barry Sanders becomes NFL's 2nd all-time rusher
  • Nov 29 USAir Arena closes, hosting Wash Wizards
  • Nov 30 86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps US in Gothenburg (5-0)
  • Dec 2 MCI Center opens in Washington, D.C., Wizards vs SuperSonics
  • Dec 3 Golden State Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, four-year, $32 million, contract terminated for attacking his coach P J Carlesimo
  • Dec 4 NBA suspends Latrell Sprewell for 1 year for attacking his coach
  • Dec 5 1st Game at Wash Capitals' MCI Center vs Fla Panthers
  • Dec 6 6th SEC Championship Game: #3 Tennessee beats #11 Auburn, 30-29
  • Dec 7 Amy Fruhwirth & Clarence Rose win LPGA J C Penney Classic
  • Dec 12 Red Sox sign Pedro Martinez to record 6 year $69 million contract
  • Dec 13 63rd Heisman Trophy Award: Charles Woodson, Michigan (CB)
  • Dec 14 Juli Inkster & Dottie Pepper win LPGA Diners Club Matches

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 14 Phoenix Coyote Mike Gartner is 5th NHLer to score 700 goals

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 15 SF 49ers retire Joe Montana's #16

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Dec 21 Detroit Lions Barry Sanders is 3rd to run for 2,000 yards in a season
  • Dec 21 Detroit Lions linebacker Reggie Brown, knocked unconscious in game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 23 Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson is quickest to reach 500 wins (682 games)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 23 Colorado Avalanche Jari Kurri is 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • Dec 29 Cricket Women's World Cup: Australia defeats New Zealand by 5 wickets
  • Dec 31 Marv Levy, retires as coach of Buffalo Bills
  • Dec 31 27th Fiesta Bowl: #10 Kansas State beats #14 Syracuse, 35-18