A family affair in Fort Myers, as Carl Yastrzemski gets to watch his grandson play

Sam GalanisContributing WriterSometimes moments in baseball are bigger than rivalries.Orioles management recognized that fact when they invited Mike Yastrzemski to come to Fort Myers Sunday to play against the Red Sox at JetBlue Park, where his grandfather Carl Yastrzemski would be. And Carl Yastrzemski did get to see his 23-year-old grandson play, as he entered as a pinch runner...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Carl Yastrzemski Joined by Former, Current Red Sox During Unveiling of Fenway Park Statue (Photos)

The Red Sox honored a legend Sunday. A statue of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski was unveiled outside of Fenway Park’s Gate B during an emotional ceremony that included former and current Red Sox players. The statue depicts Yaz tipping his helmet to the fans at Fenway Park before his final at-bat on Oct. 2, 1983. Yaz played 23 seasons, all with the Red Sox. He is Boston’s all...
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Which MLB greats had the worst final season?

On Friday, when I was writing about Carl Yastrzemski, I thought about Willie Mays. Anecdotally, when we think of the worst-ever final season by a great player, we think of Mays wasting away on the Mets. But is that really the example we should think of, or is it simply the most well-known? With both Vladimir Guerrero and Todd Helton announcing their retirement over the weekend further...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox to Honor Carl Yastrzemski With Statue to Be Unveiled Sept. 22 at Fenway Park

Carl Yastrzemski will be the latest Red Sox legend to be immortalized outside of Fenway Park. The club announced Wednesday morning that the Hall of Fame outfield will be honored with a statue outside Fenway Park. The statue, which will sit outside Gate B of the ballpark, is set to be unveiled Sept. 22 before a game against Toronto. The bronze statue will capture the moment prior...
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Carl Yastrzemski’s Grandson, Mike, Drafted by Orioles in 14th Round of MLB Draft

There were certainly some notable family ties for the Red Sox when it came to this year’s MLB draft. John Farrell’s youngest son, Luke, was drafted in the sixth round on Friday. On Saturday, Carl Yastrzemski’s grandson, Mike, got his call in the 14th round (429th overall). This is actually the second time that Mike Yastrzemski has been drafted. He was selected by the Red Sox...
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Yastrzemski leads Vandy past Illinois 10-4

Mike Yastrzemski doubled twice, tripled and drove in three runs to lead No. 2 overall seed Vanderbilt to a 10-4 victory over Illinois in an NCAA regional Saturday night. Tony Kemp, the Southeastern Conference player of the year, added four hits and scored three runs as the Commodores (53-9) rallied from a two-run deficit to advance to their fifth straight regional final. Four players...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Yaz's grandson a Vandy dandy

At 45-6, the Vanderbilt baseball team is arguably the best in the nation, and while some of the Commodores' stars may be several years from becoming household names, one of them has a name you most certainly already know -- even if you can't spell it. Mike Yastrzemski is a left-handed, senior outfielder for the Commodores , who seem primed to make the second College World...
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May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Yastrzemski: Somebody's got to win TC

Former Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski thinks that being in a pennant race will help Detroit's Miguel Cabrera in his attempt to win the Triple Crown. And Yaz should know: He's the last player to lead his league in batting average, homers and RBI in the same season. ''In '67, the Triple Crown was never even mentioned once,'' Yastrzemski said Wednesday...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Carl Yastrzemski Promises That 'Red Sox Will Be Back,' Is Surprised Nobody Has Hit for Triple Crown Since Him

Carl Yastrzemski is unique in a couple of ways. The first, of course, will always be the uniqueness with a name that is impervious to spellchecking. The second, which is more likely to change, is that he is the last man to hit for baseball's Triple Crown. Yaz did it back in 1967, and now Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is in the hunt this year. When asked if he believed...
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Has the Triple Crown lost its luster?

Nobody has won the Triple Crown in the majors since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. Nobody has won the Triple Crown in the National League since Joe "Ducky" Medwick in 1937. Back when those Triple Crowns were won, that was considered an accomplishment of epic proportions. 45 years after Yaz's Triple Crown, Detroit's Miguel Cabrera is the latest star poised to make...
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

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