Yastrzemski named 1967 AL MVP
But there was also no question that he was also the “most valuable” – based on a season-ending stretch that powered his Red Sox to the AL pennant.
Going 10-for-his-last-13 at the plate with two homers and nine RBI – all while Boston was battling for the AL title – left teammates and opponents alike in awe of the Red Sox’s left fielder.
“(Yastrzemski’s season-ending burst) cemented my feeling that his season was baseball’s best ever,” said Red Sox manager Dick Williams in his book “No More Mr. Nice Guy”.
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Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum