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Birthdate :August 22, 1939
Country :United States
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Carl Yastrzemski Timeline
1961Boston Red Sox outfielder from 1961-1983. Named to the American League All-Star team 18 times. Elected American League Most Valuable Player in 1967. Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989
1961Made major league debut on 11 April 1961.
1962Led the American League in assists by outfielders 7 times: 1962-1964, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1977.
1967In 1967 became the last player to win the batting triple crown, by leading the American League in batting average (.326), home runs (44), and runs batted in (121). He also led the league in runs scored (112), hits (189), and slugging percentage (.622).
1968In 1968, his .301 batting average led the American League. As of 2008, this remains the record for the lowest batting average in major league history to win a batting championship.
1995Inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, 1995 (charter member).
2008Had triple bypass heart surgery on August 19, 2008 in Boston.
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