Herscher Tigers

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

Sports in 1981


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

NBA Finals:
   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.


Men's professional
    Masters Tournament: Craig Stadler
    U.S. Open: Tom Watson
    British Open: Tom Watson
    PGA Championship - Raymond Floyd
    PGA Tour money leader: Craig Stadler $446,462

Women's professional
    LPGA Championship: Jan Stephenson
    U.S. Women's Open: Janet Anderson
    Classique Peter Jackson Classic: Sandra Haynie
    LPGA Tour money leader: JoAnne Carner $310,400


The New York Islanders swept the Vancouver Canucks in 4 games to win the Stanley Cup.

Triple Crown Races:

    Kentucky Derby: Gato Del Sol
    Preakness Stakes: Aloma's Ruler
    Belmont Stakes: Conquistador Cielo

Motor racing

    NASCAR Championship: Darrell Waltrip
    Daytona 500: Bobby Allison
    CART Racing: Rick Mears won the season championship
    Indianapolis 500: Gordon Johncock
    Formula One Champion: Keke Rosberg of Finland
    NHRA Top Fuel championshiprag: Shirley Muldowney


Men's Grand Slam:
    Australian Open: Johan Kriek
    French Open: Mats Wilander
    Wimbledon: Jimmy Connors
    US Open: Jimmy Connors

Women's Grand Slam:
    Australian Open: Chris Evert
    French Open: Martina Navratilova
    Wimbledon: Martina Navratilova
    US Open: Chris Evert

Billie Jean King makes her final singles appearance at the US Open, losing in the first round.

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