1988 in sports

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See also: 1987 in sports, other events of 1988, 1989 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'.


Auto Racing

Baseball

  • January 12: Former Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Stargell, leader of two world champions in Pittsburgh and NL co-MVP in 1979 at age 39, becomes the 17th player to be elected in his first year of eligibility. Jim Bunning falls four votes shy of the 321 needed for election in his 13th year on the ballot.
  • August 8: The first night game ever at Wrigley Field is scheduled, but is rained out. The history-making game would be played the following night.

Basketball


Boxing

Cycling

Field Hockey

Figure Skating

Football (American)

Football (Australian Rules)

Football (Canadian)

Football (Soccer)

Golf

Men's Golf


Women's Golf

Thoroughbred Horse Racing


Harness Racing


Ice Hockey



Skiing


Snooker


Tennis


General sporting events

Births

Deaths

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