1989 in sports

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1989 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.


Years in sports: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
Years: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992

Alpine skiing[edit]

American football[edit]

Artistic gymnastics[edit]

Association football[edit]

For an extensive coverage see 1989 in football (soccer)

Australian rules football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

  • 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 10 – Ten months after undergoing surgery for cancer in his pitching arm, San Francisco Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky returns to the major leagues, winning his comeback 4–3.
  • August 15 – Dave Dravecky's comeback bid ends 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.
  • World SeriesOakland Athletics won 4 games to 0 over the San Francisco Giants in a series that was delayed because of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The Series MVP was Dave Stewart, Oakland.

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Canadian football[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Dogsled racing[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

  • Men’s Champions Trophy: Australia
  • Women’s Champions Trophy: South Korea

Figure skating[edit]

Gaelic Athletic Association[edit]

Golf[edit]

Men's professional

Men’s amateur

Women's professional

Harness racing[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey[edit]

Lacrosse[edit]

Motor racing[edit]

Radiosport[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Snooker[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Taekwondo[edit]

Begun,turf,b

Tennis[edit]

Triathlon[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

  • 1989 FIVB Men's World Cup won by Cuba
  • 1989 FIVB Women's World Cup won by Cuba
  • 1989 Men's European Volleyball Championship won by Italy
  • 1989 Women's European Volleyball Championship won by USSR

Water polo[edit]

  • Men's Water Polo World Cup won by Yugoslavia
  • Men's European Water Polo Championship won by West Germany
  • Women's European Water Polo Championship won by the Netherlands

Multi-sport events[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]