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Yaz collects his 3,000 hit

Yaz collects his 3,000 hit

Yaz collects his 3,000 hit

September 12, 1911 - In a game billed as a pitchers' duel, Boston's Cy Young and the Giants' Christy Mathewson face each other for the first time before 10,000, Boston's largest crowd of the year. Young gives up three homers and nine runs in less than three innings. With a 9 - 0 Giants lead, John McGraw lifts Mathewson, who pitched just two innings, preferring to save his ace for the pennant race against Chicago and Philadelphia. This would end up being the only time the two pitchers ever face each other. The Giants coast to an 11--2 win.

September 12, 1979 - Carl Yastrzemski, an eighteen time All-Star, and the last man to win the Triple Crown in major league baseball, reaches the 3000 hit milestone, singling off Yankee Jim Beattie. Yaz had one of the longest careers in major league history, appearing in 3,308 games over twenty-three seasons. He is second on the all-time list for games played and third in at-bats.

September 12, 1984 - Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 batters in a 2 - 0 victory over the Pirates to break Herb Score's major league rookie strikeout record of 245. Doc's whiff of Marvell Wynne raised his season total to 246 to set the new standard.

September 12, 1998 Cubs OF Sammy Sosa becomes the 4th player in history to reach the 60-home run mark for a season when he slugs number 60 off Valerio De Los Santos of the Brewers in the 7th inning of the 15-12 Chicago win.

By This Day in Baseball
Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012

 

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