On September 12, 1979 — Carl Yastrzemski, in a 9-2 Red Sox victory over the Yankees, collects his 3000th hit, an eighth-inning single off Jim Beattie at Fenway Park. After Captain Carl’s milestone marker, the game pauses for a lengthy on-field celebration of the historic moment.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 12
National Pastime September 12
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
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