Carl Yastrzemski

  • Carl Yastrzemski
  • Carl Yastrzemski
  • Carl Yastrzemski
  • Carl Yastrzemski
  • Carl Yastrzemski

Carl Michael Yastrzemski (jəˈstrɛmski; nicknamed "Yaz"; born August 22, 1939) is an American former Major League Baseball left fielder and first baseman. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989. Yastrzemski played his entire 23-year baseball career with the Boston Red Sox (1961–1983). He was primarily a left fielder, with part of his later career played at first base and as a designated hitter. Yastrzemski is an 18-time All-Star, the possessor of seven Gold Gloves, a member of the 3000 hit club, and the first American League player in that club to also accumulate over 400 home runs. He is second on the all-time list for games played, and third for total at-bats. He is the Red Sox' all-time leader in career RBIs, runs, hits, singles, doubles, total bases, and games played, and is second on the team's list for home runs behind another Red Sox great, Ted Williams, his predecessor in left field. In 1967, Yastrzemski achieved a peak in his career, leading the Red Sox to the American League pennant for the first time in over two decades, in that season being voted the American League MVP, and was the last winner of the Triple Crown for batters in the Major Leagues until Miguel Cabrera achieved the feat in 2012.

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Filmography

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2009
The Lost Son of Havana
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2005
Wait 'til This Year (2005) (TV Movie)
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2004
ESPN 25: Who's #1? (2004) (TV Show)
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1999
ESPN SportsCentury (1999) (TV Show)
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1989
1989 MLB All-Star Game (1989) (TV Movie)
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1983
1983 MLB All-Star Game (1983) (TV Movie)
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1982
1982 MLB All-Star Game (1982) (TV Movie)
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1979
1979 MLB All-Star Game (1979) (TV Movie)
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1977
1977 MLB All-Star Game (1977) (TV Movie)
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1976
1976 MLB All-Star Game (1976) (TV Movie)
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1976
Monday Night Baseball (1976) (TV Show)
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1975
1975 World Series (1975) (TV Show)
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1975
1975 MLB All-Star Game (1975) (TV Movie)
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1974
1974 MLB All-Star Game (1974) (TV Movie)
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1973
1973 MLB All-Star Game (1973) (TV Movie)
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1972
1972 MLB All-Star Game (1972) (TV Movie)
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1971
1971 MLB All-Star Game (1971) (TV Movie)
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1970
1970 MLB All-Star Game (1970) (TV Movie)
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1969
1969 MLB All-Star Game (1969) (TV Movie)
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1968
1968 MLB All-Star Game (1968) (TV Movie)
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1967
The Kraft Music Hall (TV Show)
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1967
1967 World Series (1967) (TV Show)
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1967
1967 MLB All-Star Game (1967) (TV Movie)
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1963
1963 MLB All-Star Game (1963) (TV Movie)
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1948
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (TV Show)
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Quotes

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I was a lousy hitter in May doing the same things that made me a great hitter in June.


This is a strange game.


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.


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  • Carl Yastrzemski - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (19 July 1982)
  • Carl Yastrzemski - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (25 December 1967)
  • Carl Yastrzemski - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (21 August 1967)

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Carl Yastrzemski.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1961 BOS 148 583 71 155 31 6 11 80 6 50 96 0.266 0.324 0.396
1962 BOS 160 646 99 191 43 6 19 94 7 66 82 0.296 0.363 0.469
1963 BOS 151 570 91 183 40 3 14 68 8 95 72 0.321 0.418 0.475
1964 BOS 151 567 77 164 29 9 15 67 6 75 90 0.289 0.374 0.451
1965 BOS 133 494 78 154 45 3 20 72 7 70 58 0.312 0.395 0.536
1966 BOS 160 594 81 165 39 2 16 80 8 84 60 0.278 0.368 0.431
1967 BOS 161 579 112 189 31 4 44 121 10 91 69 0.326 0.418 0.622
1968 BOS 157 539 90 162 32 2 23 74 13 119 90 0.301 0.426 0.495
1969 BOS 162 603 96 154 28 2 40 111 15 101 91 0.255 0.362 0.507
1970 BOS 161 566 125 186 29 0 40 102 23 128 66 0.329 0.452 0.592
1971 BOS 148 508 75 129 21 2 15 70 8 106 60 0.254 0.381 0.392
1972 BOS 125 455 70 120 18 2 12 68 5 67 44 0.264 0.357 0.391
1973 BOS 152 540 82 160 25 4 19 95 9 105 58 0.296 0.407 0.463
1974 BOS 148 515 93 155 25 2 15 79 12 104 48 0.301 0.414 0.445
1975 BOS 149 543 91 146 30 1 14 60 8 87 67 0.269 0.371 0.405
1976 BOS 155 546 71 146 23 2 21 102 5 80 67 0.267 0.357 0.432
1977 BOS 150 558 99 165 27 3 28 102 11 73 40 0.296 0.372 0.505
1978 BOS 144 523 70 145 21 2 17 81 4 76 44 0.277 0.367 0.423
1979 BOS 147 518 69 140 28 1 21 87 3 62 46 0.270 0.346 0.450
1980 BOS 105 364 49 100 21 1 15 50 0 44 38 0.275 0.350 0.462
1981 BOS 91 338 36 83 14 1 7 53 0 49 28 0.246 0.338 0.355
1982 BOS 131 459 53 126 22 1 16 72 0 59 50 0.275 0.358 0.431
1983 BOS 119 380 38 101 24 0 10 56 0 54 29 0.266 0.359 0.408
Career 3308 11988 1816 3419 646 59 452 1844 168 1845 1393 - - -

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Carl Yastrzemski.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1961 BOS 148 146 1,269 245 11 9 1 0.966
1962 BOS 160 160 1,427 327 16 11 3 0.969
1963 BOS 151 151 1,353 284 17 6 3 0.980
1964 BOS 151 150 1,280 365 20 11 4 0.972
1965 BOS 133 130 1,129 216 11 3 2 0.987
1966 BOS 160 152 1,374 307 15 5 2 0.985
1967 BOS 161 158 1,361 292 13 7 1 0.978
1968 BOS 157 156 1,349 319 13 3 4 0.991
1969 BOS 162 162 1,391 427 38 6 31 0.987
1970 BOS 161 159 1,375 817 65 14 62 0.984
1971 BOS 148 144 1,257 281 17 2 4 0.993
1972 BOS 125 124 1,081 500 43 8 35 0.985
1973 BOS 152 151 1,302 984 119 18 87 0.984
1974 BOS 144 144 1,247 806 46 6 68 0.993
1975 BOS 147 145 1,258 1217 88 5 103 0.996
1976 BOS 144 144 1,247 924 55 4 78 0.996
1977 BOS 144 144 1,244 344 22 0 5 1.000
1978 BOS 117 117 1,024 523 49 5 49 0.991
1979 BOS 87 87 742 530 56 4 42 0.993
1980 BOS 54 47 432 225 13 4 20 0.983
1981 BOS 38 36 327 353 34 3 26 0.992
1982 BOS 15 14 121 119 10 0 12 1.000
1983 BOS 3 3 24 22 1 0 1 1.000
Career 2862 2824 - 10427 772 134 643 -

First NameCarl
Middle NameMichael
Last NameYastrzemski
Full Name at BirthCarl Michael Yastrzemski
Other NamesYaz
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Age74
Date of BirthAugust 22, 1939
BirthplaceSouthampton, NY
Height5' 11" (180 cm)
Weight175 lbs (79.4 kg)
Star SignLeo
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolBridgehampton (Bridgehampton, NY)
UniversityUniversity of Notre Dame
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionLeftfielder, First Baseman
BatsLeft
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut11 April 1961
Last MLB Game2 October 1983
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1989 (423/447 ballots).
Claim to FameHall of Fame Boston Red Sox player, last winner of the triple crown for batters in the major leagues

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