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Recap of the year 1989 in sports

Auto Racing

Baseball

  • April 8 - One-handed pitcher Jim Abbott makes his major-league debut with the California Angels, without spending a single day in the minor leagues. He went on to a 12-12 record for the season.
  • August 15 - Dave Dravecky's comeback bid ends tragically when his pitching arm breaks in the sixth inning of his second start. Two years later, the cancer-stricken arm would be amputated.
  • August 24 - Following an investigation that he gambled on baseball, superstar player Pete Rose is banned from baseball for life.

See also 1989 in baseball

Basketball

Boxing

Cycling

Dogsled racing

Field Hockey

Figure Skating

Football (American)

Football (Australian Rules)

Football (Canadian)

Football (Soccer)

For fuller coverage, see: 1989 in football (soccer)

Gaelic Athletic Association

Golf

Men's Golf

Women's Golf

Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Harness Racing

Ice Hockey

Radiosport

Skiing

Snooker

Tennis

General sporting events

Births

Deaths

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