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Carl Yastrzemski


An 18-period MLB All-Star referred to as Yaz, he spent his whole 23-year career using the Boston Crimson Sox. He was called the 1967 American Group MVP Prize after earning the triple crown and he retired with 3,419 profession strikes and 452 house works. He received a golf ball scholarship or grant from Notre Dame after senior high school. He earned 7 Yellow metal Glove Honours across his profession and after pension, his #8 shirt was retired with the Crimson Sox and he was inducted in to the Football Hall of Popularity in 1989. He wedded Carol Ann in 1960, as well as the few had three kids together. He earned the American Group triple crown per year after Orioles’ tale Frank Robinson achieved exactly the same feat.

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Date Of Birth August 22, 1939
Place Of Birth Long Island, NY
Profession Baseball Player
Education Merrimack College, University of Notre Dame
Nationality American
Spouse Nancy Benson
Children Susanne Yastrzemski, Carl Michael Yastrzemski, Mary Ann Yastrzemski
Parents Hattie Skonieczny, Carl Yastrzemski Sr.
Siblings Richard Yastrzemski
Awards Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, American League Most Valuable Player Award, Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
Star Sign Leo

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1Had triple bypass heart surgery on August 19, 2008 in Boston.
2Nephew of Ray Yastrzemski and Tom Yastrzemski.
3Brother of Richard Yastrzemski.
4In an early autobiography, he recalled how, during an early slump shortly after replacing Ted Williams, the team called the recently-retired Williams in to tutor him on his hitting. To demonstrate some techniques, Williams took some swings. Yastrzemski recalled that as he watched Williams launch one home run after another, all he could think was, "Why did this guy retire in the first place?".
5Ironically, Yastrzemski grew up a Yankees fan. He was originally offered a contract with the Yankees, but his father did not like the terms in the deal.
6In 1967 became the last player to win the batting triple crown, by leading the American League in batting average (.326), home runs (44), and runs batted in (121). He also led the league in runs scored (112), hits (189), and slugging percentage (.622).
7Led the American League in assists by outfielders 7 times: 1962-1964, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1977.
8Made major league debut on 11 April 1961.
9Inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, 1995 (charter member).
10In 1968, his .301 batting average led the American League. As of 2008, this remains the record for the lowest batting average in major league history to win a batting championship.
11Boston Red Sox outfielder from 1961-1983. Named to the American League All-Star team 18 times. Elected American League Most Valuable Player in 1967. Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989



The Lost Son of Havana2009DocumentaryHimself
Wait 'til This Year2005TV MovieHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005TV Series documentaryHimself
History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony2005Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Boston Red Sox: 100 Years of Baseball History2001Video documentaryHimself - Interviewee
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Story of America's Classic Ballparks1991Video documentaryHimself
1989 MLB All-Star Game1989TV SpecialHimself - AL Honorary Captain
1983 MLB All-Star Game1983TV SpecialHimself - AL Designated Hitter
1982 MLB All-Star Game1982TV SpecialHimself - AL Designated Hitter
1979 MLB All-Star Game1979TV SpecialHimself - AL First Baseman
Monday Night Baseball1978TV SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox First Baseman
1977 MLB All-Star Game1977TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder
1976 MLB All-Star Game1976TV SpecialHimself - AL First Baseman
1975 World Series1975TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Left Fielder / Himself - Boston Red Sox First Baseman / First Baseman
1975 American League Championship Series1975TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Left Fielder
1975 MLB All-Star Game1975TV SpecialHimself - AL First Baseman
1974 MLB All-Star Game1974TV SpecialHimself - AL First Baseman
1973 MLB All-Star Game1973TV SpecialHimself - AL First Baseman
1972 MLB All-Star Game1972TV SpecialHimself - AL Left Fielder
1971 MLB All-Star Game1971TV SpecialHimself - AL Left Fielder
1970 MLB All-Star Game1970TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder
1969 MLB All-Star Game1969TV SpecialHimself - AL Outfielder
1968 MLB All-Star Game1968TV SpecialHimself - AL Center Fielder
The Kraft Music Hall1968TV SeriesHimself
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
The Match Game1967TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show1967TV SeriesHimself
1967 World Series1967TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Boston Red Sox Left Fielder
1967 MLB All-Star Game1967TV SpecialHimself - AL Leftfielder
1963 MLB All-Star Game1963TV SpecialHimself - AL Outfielder

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Prime 92010TV SeriesHimself
DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
2004 World Series2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The 50 Greatest Home Runs in Baseball History1992Video documentaryHimself

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