Red Sox: Top 10 Carl Yastrzemski moments

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Number Four: Three Homer Game

On May 19, 1976, Yaz joined an elite club when he hit three home runs in one game. Against the Detroit Tigers, Yaz pulled two moon shots into the right field bleachers, and hit one more across the field over the left field wall.

The next day, at Yankee Stadium, Yaz would hit two more home runs, tying the major league record for five home runs in two games.

He finished the 1976 MLB season with 21 home runs, 102 RBIs, and 14th in MVP voting.

Tied- Number Three: Yaz Hits 44 Homers in 1967

While it may seem odd by today’s standards, Yaz’s Triple Crown winning season, where he led the league with 44 home runs was quite an achievement. While the individual totals that comprised his Triple Crown were not extraordinary or record breaking, and would be achieved by dozens of major leaguers, no player would win the Triple Crown again until Miguel Cabrera, forty-five years later, in 2012.

Tied- Number Three: 1967 World Series Game Six Home Run

The Boston Red Sox battled the St. Louis Cardinals for seven games in the 1967 World Series. The two teams split the first two games, and then the Cardinals won Game 3 and Game 4. The Sox then came back and won Games 5 and 6.

Boston’s Game 6 victory, in large part, can be attributed to Carl Yastrzemski, whose fourth inning home run tied the game, shifting the momentum and carrying the Sox to an 8-4 victory.

The Red Sox would go on to lost Game 7, 7-2.

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