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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Triple Crown winner Carl Yastrzemski was an 18-time All Star

Triple Crown winner Carl Yastrzemski was 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 was a first-ballot selection for the Hall of Fame

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

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 man must sign a contract with the Hall of Fame. This agreement

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