Back in Time: September 15
Cardinal hurler Steve Carlton fans 19 batters, including three in the ninth, to establish a new a new major league mark for strikeouts in a single game, but loses the game to the Mets, 4-3.
Ohio State's Archie Griffin gets his first of a record 31 consecutive 100-yard rushing games.
San Diego State freshman Marshall Faulk sets an NCAA rushing record with 386 yards.
Rolando Arrojo (14-12) sets a record for wins by an expansion pitcher as the Devil Rays defeat the Angels, 8-1.
Ken Griffey Jr.
In a 12-7 win over Twins, Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. becomes the fourth-youngest (28 years and 10 months) player to reach 1,000 RBIs. Junior got to 1000 mark younger than anyone except Mel Ott (27 years, three months), Jimmie Foxx (27 years, eight months) and Lou Gehrig (28 years, 9 1/2 months).
Oakland quarterback Rich Gannon begins his record-tying streak of six consecutive 300-yard passing games, throwing for 403 yards in the Raiders' 30-17 victory at Pittsburgh. Gannon finishes the year with a record 10 300-yard games.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announces a lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.
Giants slugger Barry Bonds' career No. 756 home run baseball sells for more than experts predicted. The ball thrown by Nationals pitcher Mike Bacsik on August 7, which was auctioned by Matt Murphy, the fan who caught the historic homer, is won by an unidentified bidder for $752,467. Matt Murphy, the fan who caught Barry Bonds' 756th career home run, receives $752,467 for the ball via auction.
Born on this Day
Gaylord Perry (1938) Suzyn Waldman (1948) Dan Marino (1961) Earnest Byner (1962) Myron Bell (1971) Jason Terry (1977) Patrick Marleau (1979) David Diehl (1980) Mike Dunleavy, Jr. (1980) Luke Hochevar (1983)