January 9, 1989 - Yaz elected to baseball HOF

Carl 'Yaz' Yastrzemski played twenty-three seasons with the Boston Red Sox, the most by any player for a single team. He had his best season in 1967 when he won the batting triple crown. This would be the first time Yaz was put onto the hall of fame ballot and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In his twenty-three seasons, Yaz compiled the following stats:

  • 23 seasons with one team - most all time tied with Brooks Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles
  • 3,308 games played - #2 all time, #1 with one team
  • 11,988 at bats - #3 all time
  • 3,419 hits - #6 all time
  • 0.285 batting average
  • 1,816 runs
  • 452 home runs
  • 168 stolen bases
  • 5,539 total bases - #8 all tinme
  • 1,844 runs batted in - #12 all time
  • First player to collect 3,000 hits and 400 home runs in the American League
  • Played in 18 All Star games

Yaz earned 94% of the votes on the ballot and the Red Sox would go on to retire his number, 8. When the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004, he would help in raising the championship banner. He also had the privilege of throwing out the first pitch of the 2004 and 2007 World Series.

Keywords: baseball, yaz, hall of fame, carl yastrzemski, world series, boston red sox

Posted On: 2012-01-09 04:20:00 by IrishTrpt07
Edited On: 2014-01-09 10:23:08 by IrishTrpt07


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