On August 18, Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance.
The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series 4 games to 3 over the Milwaukee Brewers to claim their first World Championship since 1967. The Series MVP was Cardinals catcher Darrell Porter.
NCAA Men's Basketball Championship:
North Carolina wins 63-62 over Georgetown
The Los Angeles Lakers defeat teh Philadelphia 76ers 4 games to 2.
06/11: Larry Holmes defeats Gerry Cooney for the WBC Heavyweight title.
11/13: Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim by knockout in 14 rounds in a tragic fight. Kim died of injuries sustained in the fight five days later, leaving behind a fiance' who was pregnant. Kim's mother committed suicide three months later. The bout's referee, Richard Green, committed suicide on July 1, 1983. The fight's outcome brought new rules to boxing.
The first regular season strike by NFL players ends on November 16 after 57 days.
The San Francisco 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 26-21 in Super Bowl XVI.
The New York Islanders swept the Vancouver Canucks in 4 games to win the Stanley Cup.
Billie Jean King makes her final singles appearance at the US Open, losing in the first round.