Number Two: 400th Home Run
"“The pitch, was a fastball I got up high. If I had gotten that pitch by him I would have thrown a breaking pitch next. No, I didn’t know it was his 400th homer. I’d rather give it up to him than anybody. He’s a great ball player, one of my heroes. I must have 10 or 15 baseball cards of Carl Yastrzemski. “"
It was a great moment for Red Sox fans, who, for nearly a month were eagerly waiting for Yaz to reach this feat. He currently sits at 37 on the all-time home run list, with 452 home runs.
Number One: 3,000th Hit
On September 12, 1979, Yaz recorded his 3,000th career hit, against the New York Yankees. He became the first player to hit 400 home runs and 3,000 hits solely in the American League. He currently sits at number nine on the all-time hit list.
Yaz’s achievements as a member of Red Sox nation are legendary. He truly is one of the greatest players in MLB history. His humility both on and off the field have made him an All-Time Fan Favorite.