Herscher Tigers

Herscher High School Class of '82 30th Reunion
August 18,  2012

Sports in 1979


The Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series 4 games to 3 over the Baltimore Orioles.
The Series MVP was Willie Stargell.


NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship:
   Michigan St. wins 75-64 over Indiana St.

NBA Finals:
   The Seattle SuperSonics beat the Washington Bullets 4 games to 1.


9/28: Larry Holmes retains his World Heavyweight title with an 11th round TKO of Earnie Shavers.

11/30: Vito Antuofermo retains his World Middleweight title with a 15 round draw against Marvin Hagler.

11/30: Sugar Ray Leonard wins his first World title, beating WBC World Welterweight champion Wilfred Benítez by knockout in round 15.


On January 21, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 35-31 in Superbowl XIII


Men's professional
    Masters Tournament: Fuzzy Zoeller
    U.S. Open: Hale Irwin
    British Open: Seve Ballesteros.
    PGA Championship: David Graham
    PGA Tour money leader: Tom Watson $462,636

Women's professional
    LPGA Championship: Donna Caponi
    U.S. Women's Open: Jerilyn Britz
    Classique Peter Jackson Classic: Amy Alcott
    LPGA Tour money leader: Nancy Lopez $197,489


The Monreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup 4 games to 1 over the New York Rangers

Triple Crown Races

    Kentucky Derby: Spectacular Bid
    Preakness Stakes: Spectacular Bid
    Belmont Stakes: Coastal

Motor racing

    NASCAR Championship: Richard Petty
    Daytona 500: Richard Petty
    CART Racing (replaced USAC): Rick Mears won the season championship
    Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears
    Formula One Champion: Jody Scheckter of South Africa
    NHRA Top Fuel championship: Rob Bruins


Men's Grand Slam:
    Australian Open: Guillermo Vilas
    French Open: Björn Borg
    Wimbledon: Björn Borg
    US Open: John McEnroe

Women's Grand Slam:
    Australian Open: Barbara Jordan
    French Open: Chris Evert
    Wimbledon: Martina Navratilova
    US Open: Tracy Austin

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