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 signs with the Hall of Fame

Yaz signs with the Hall of Fame

Upon election, every man must sign a contract with the Hall of Fame. This agreement grants the Hall the authority and privilege to use the man’s likeness on his Hall of Fame plaque and also allows the Hall the non-exclusive right to market the player. Here is the agreement Carl Yastrzemski sig
Yaz writes to AL chief Joe Cronin about off season job in 1966

Yaz writes to AL chief Joe Cronin about off season job in 1966

It’s hard to believe Major League players needed off-season jobs in the no-so-distant past. Carl Yastrzemski represented Portland Printing Company in the months before he began his Triple Crown season of 1967. In this letter dated November 7, 1966, Yaz asks

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