Yastrzemski, Carl

Carl Michael Yastrzemski
Born: August 22, 1939, Southampton, New York
Played For: 
Boston Red Sox (1961-1983)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1989

When Carl Yastrzemski retired in 1983 after 23 seasons in Boston, he was the all-time Red Sox leader in eight major categories -- games, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, total bases, RBIs and extra-base hits. An intense performer, Yaz played in more games (3,308) than any other American Leaguer, topping 3,000 hits and 400 home runs. A 14-time All-Star, he won seven Gold Glove Awards. A three-time batting champion, Yastrzemski was the American League MVP in 1967 when he won the Triple Crown, batting .326 with 121 RBIs and 44 home runs.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Carl Yastrzemski set a Long Island high school record in 1957 by scoring 628 points in a single basketball season?
I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it.