On this Day in Sports History September 15
On this day in 1969, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Steve Carlton set a major league record when he struck out 19 batters against the Mets.
On this day in 1979, Bob Watson of the Boston Red Sox hit for the cycle, becoming the first player to achieve the feat in both leagues.
On this day in 2007, Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder hit his 46th homer of the year to set a new franchise record.
On this day in 2008, the Milwaukee Brewers fired Ned Yost.
On this day in 2010, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista hit his 48th homer of the year to set a new franchise record.
On this day in 2002, Oakland Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon threw for 403 yards against the Steelers. That game started a streak of six straight games of 300-yard plus games.
On this day in 1978, Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks won his third World Heavyweight Title.