‘Yaz’ turns 71 years old today!!
Best known as ‘Yaz’, Carl Yastrzemski personified what being a consistent leader was all about. ‘Yaz’ spent every minute of his 23-season long career in a Boston Red Sox jersey.
Along with the droves of fans he established during his career, ‘Yaz’ put up some amazing numbers too.
The stats : 3,419 hits, 452 home runs, 1,844 RBI, 1,816 runs scored, 168 stolen bases, and a career batting average of .285. In Yaz’s 23-year career, he finished in the Top 20 for the MVP award 12 times, while earning the award in 1967 with his .326/44/121 performance.
Happy Birthday ‘Yaz’!!!