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Carl Yastrzemski

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski

Profession: MLB Outfielder

United States of America

Biography: Played his entire 23-year baseball career with the Boston Red Sox, where he was named an All-Star 18 times and won the 1967 AL MVP Award.

He also won the Triple Crown that same year.

Born: August 22, 1939
Birthplace: Southampton, New York, USA
Age: 82 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo

Married Life

  • 2002-04-20 MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (62) weds Nancy Benson

Historical Events

  • 1967-10-11 World Series record 3 consecutive HRs hit by Carl Yastrzemski, Reggie Smith and Rico Petrocelli as Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Cardinals, 8-4 in Game 6 at Fenway Park
  • 1967-11-15 Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP
  • 1968-09-29 Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crown
  • 1970-07-14 41st MLB All Star Game, Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, OH: NL beats AL, 5-4; MVP: Carl Yastrzemski, Boston Red Sox, LF
  • 1979-06-16 Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit
  • 1979-07-24 Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR
  • 1979-09-12 Carl Yastrzemski gets his 3,000th hit off NY Yankee Jim Beattie
  • 1981-05-25 Boston Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski (41) is 4th to play 3,000 MLB baseball games (Cobb, Musial & Aaron)
  • 1984-06-29 Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1989-01-09 Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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