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1988 Baseball


The first night game ever at Wrigley Field is played. After an attempt the previous night was rained out, the Cubs defeat the New York Mets 6-4.

 

World Series – Los Angeles Dodgers won 4 games to 1 over the Oakland Athletics. The Series MVP was Orel Hershiser, Los Angeles

Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump

 

1988 Football


1989 Super Bowl XXIII

Date Played: January 22, 1989

Teams: San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Winner: 49ERS

Final Score: 20-16

Location: Miami, Florida

Game MVP: San Francisco Wide Receiver Jerry Rice

Half Time Show: Be Bop Bamboozled featured Florida area dancers

Commercials:  30 second commercial was $675,000. Bud Bowl series of commercials by Budweiser

 

NFL St. Louis Cardinals move to Phoenix

 

1988 Basketball


NBA Finals – Los Angeles Lakers won 4 games to 3 over the Detroit Pistons

 

1988 Hockey


Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins

Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins

Stanley Cup – Edmonton Oilers won 4 games to 0 over the Boston Bruins

 

World Hockey Championship: Soviet Union won the Olympic gold medal




College Sports 1988

Football 1988


Heisman Trophy

 

   1. Winner: Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, Jr. RB

   2. Rodney Peete, Southern California, Sr. QB

   3. Troy Aikman, UCLA, Sr. QB

   4. Steve Walsh, Miami (FL), Jr. QB

   5. Major Harris, West Virginia, So. QB

 

Rose Bowl: #11 Michigan 22, #5 USC 14

Sugar Bowl: #4 Florida State 13, #7 Auburn 7

Cotton Bowl Classic: #9 UCLA 17, #8 Arkansas 3

Florida Citrus Bowl: #13 Clemson 13, #10 Oklahoma 6

Orange Bowl: #2 Miami (FL) 23, #6 Nebraska 3

 

Basketball 1988


NCAA Men's Basketball Championship – Kansas wins 83-79 over Oklahoma

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Athletes of the Year 1988

 

Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year – Orel Hershiser, Major League Baseball

Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year – Florence Griffith Joyner, Track and field

1988 ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year: Greg Louganis

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1988 Summer Olympics

 

1988 Summer Olympics takes place in Seoul, South Korea

USSR wins the most medals (132) and the most gold medals (55).

Canada's Ben Johnson wins Olympic gold in 100 metres. Two days later, he is stripped of the medal after testing positive for a banned substance.

Greg Louganis wins Olympic gold medal in springboard diving

 

1988 Winter Olympics

 

1988 Winter Olympics takes place in Calgary, Canada


USSR wins the most medals (29) and the most gold medals (11).


Professional Sports 1988

Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes and is fired from CBS for racial remarks


Andre beats Hulk Hogan in 1st prime-time wrestling match in 30 years

Wrestler Jake Roberts convicted of battery

 

1988 Boxing

 

in what was dubbed Superfight '88 Mike Tyson knocks out Michael Spinks in Atlantic City, New Jersey and defends the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship of the World.

 

Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St. in New York City

Givens' Family reports Mike Tyson beats his wife Robin Givens

Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)

Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor

Mike Tyson and Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem

Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills, New York

New York Daily News reports boxer Mike Tyson is seeing a psychiatrist

Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville New Jersey home

Mike Tyson wrecks furniture in his Bernardsville New Jersey Mansion

Police breakup domestic disturbance between Mike Tyson and Robin Givens

Robin Givens files for divorce after 8-month marriage to Mike Tyson

Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel

New York City furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase

Lori Davis of Long Island sues Mike Tyson for grabbing her buttocks

 

1988 Golf


Masters Tournament - Sandy Lyle

U.S. Open - Curtis Strange

British Open - Seve Ballesteros

PGA Championship - Jeff Sluman

PGA Tour money leader - Curtis Strange - $1,147,644

Senior PGA Tour money leader - Bob Charles - $533,929

 

Nabisco Dinah Shore - Amy Alcott

LPGA Championship - Sherri Turner

U.S. Women's Open - Liselotte Neumann

Classique du Maurier - Sally Little

LPGA Tour money leader - Sherri Turner - $350,851

 

Grand Slam Tennis 1988

 

Australian Open – Mats Wilander

French Open – Mats Wilander

Wimbledon – Stefan Edberg

US Open – Mats Wilander

 

Australian Open – Steffi Graf

French Open – Steffi Graf

Wimbledon – Steffi Graf

US Open – Steffi Graf

 

Davis Cup: Germany won 4-1 over Sweden in world team tennis


1988 Horseracing


Kentucky Derby – Winning Colors

Preakness Stakes – Risen Star

Belmont Stakes – Risen Star

 

  

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