On this Day in Sports History September 12
On this day in 1979, Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox recorded his 3,000th career hit.
On this day in 1984, New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden set a rookie record when he struck out his 251st batter of the season.
On this day in 1997, John Olerud of the New York Mets hit for the cycle.
On this day in 1998, Chicago Cubs outfielder Sammy Sosa hit his 60th home run of the season, joining Babe Ruth, Roger Maris and Mark McGwire as the only players to reach the mark.
On this day in 2006, the Atlanta Braves were eliminated from the division race after losing to the Mets. The loss ended the Braves’ 14 straight division title run.
On this day in 2004, the Detroit Lions defeated the Chicago Bears at Solider Field. The win needed their 24-game road losing streak.