'Yaz' is one of the all-time great Boston Red Sox players, holding the Red Sox's record for games played, hits, runs, and RBIs. This popular player played his whole 23-year career with the Red Sox. In 1967, Yastrzemski seemed to win games daily with his home runs as the Red Sox pounded their way to take the pennant on the last day of the season, with Yaz going 4 for 4. That year, he won the Triple Crown with 44 HRs, 121 RBIs, and a .326 average. He was voted the AL's Most Valuable Player by all sportswriters, except one who voted for Twins Cesar Tovar. Yastremski also won the Gold Glove Award for his stellar play in left field that year (one of his seven Gold Glove awards), becoming only the third player in baseball history to win the Triple Crown and Gold Glove Award in the same year.
Although Yaz hit three homers and hit .400 (10-40), the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Red Sox 4 games to 3 in the 1967 World Series. Yastremski led the Red Sox to more playoffs, but Boston failed to collect any World Series rings. Yastrzemski hit better than .300 in six different years and led the league in batting average three times. Yastrzemski's career numbers are 3,419 hits, batting .285, 646 doubles, and 452 home runs. He played in an amazing 3308 games, mostly as the Red Sox's left-fielder. He was an All-Star 18 times and was inducted into the Hall of Fame by 94% of voters in his first year of eligibility, 1989.