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Carl Michael Yastrzemski, Sr.

Also Known As: "Yaz"
Birthplace: Southampton, Suffolk County, New York, United States
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Son of Carl Yastrzemski and Private
Husband of Private
Ex-husband of Private
Father of Mike Yastrzemski; Private and Private
Brother of Private

Occupation: Baseball Player
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About Carl Yastrzemski

Carl Michael Yastrzemski (/jəˈstrɛmski/; nicknamed "Yaz"; born August 22, 1939) is an American former Major League Baseball player. 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, but also played 33 games as a third baseman and mostly was a first baseman and designated hitter later in his career. 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 Ted Williams . 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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Carl Yastrzemski's Timeline

August 22, 1939
Southampton, Suffolk County, New York, United States
August 16, 1961
Massachusetts, United States