Carl Yastrzemski

Carl Yastrzemski
Birthdate 8/22/1939
Death Date
Debut Year 1961
Year of Induction 1989
Teams Red Sox
Position Left Field

Carl Yastrzemski, Hall of Fame class of 1989, was the first American League player to have at least 400 homers and 3,000 base hits.

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Yaz was an MVP and Triple Crown winner, a six-time Gold Glover and an 18-time All Star

Yaz was an MVP and Triple Crown winner, a six-time Gold Glover and an 18-time All Star

Despite playing in an offensively-challenged era, Carl Yastrzemski put up no-doubt Hall of Fame numbers. His success started early. In his age-23 season, Yaz was an All Star, Gold Glover, and American League batting champion. The Boston leftfielder was an All Star in 7 of his first 10 big league cam
Carl Yastrzemski signed this contract with the Hall of Fame on January 10, 1989

Carl Yastrzemski signed this contract with the Hall of Fame on January 10, 1989

Carl Yastrzemski retired after the 1983 season. His career totals include 3,419 hits, 646 doubles, 452 homers, and 1,844 runs batted in. Yaz’s play resulted in election to Cooperstown in his year on the ballot. Upon election, every inductee must sign a contract with the Hall of Fame. This agre
Carl Yastrzemski was a first-ballot selection for the Baseball Hall of Fame

Carl Yastrzemski was a first-ballot selection for the Baseball Hall of Fame

Heading into the final year of the 1980s, only 23 men reached the Baseball Hall of Fame their first time on the ballot. That summer two more baseball legends were added to the list, Johnny Bench and Carl Yastrzemski. The Veterans Committee selected Cardinals great Red Schoendienst and legendary umpi

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There was no champagne for Red Sox, Lonborg in ‘67

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Lonborg and champagne

World Series championships are won on the field, not in the newspapers. In 1967 the press might’ve given the Cardinals extra motivation in their epic seven-game battle against the Red Sox. Boston wins the pennant on the last day Boston had to grind it out just to get to the postseason. The battle for supremacy in the American League came down to the last day of the regular season. Boston and second-place Detroit were separated by just a half-game. The Tigers had a doubleheader at home against the Angels. The Red Sox played the Twins at Fenway Park. Boston turned to ace Jim Lonborg for the regular season finale. The 1967 Cy Young Award winner, Gentleman Jim responded with a gutty performance. On three days rest he went the distance allowing one earned run before the sellout crowd at Fenway. The October 1st contest was his 15th complete game of the season. The Tigers needed a sweep of California. Detroit won the first game 6-4 but couldn’t contain the Angels in the second, losing 8-5. With the Detroit loss, Boston earned a berth to the World Series against the National Champion St. Louis Cardinals. The World Series begins On only […]

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