Just about every batting record of the Red Sox has the name Carl Yastrzemski attached. Yaz made his mark as a left fielder and did not move to first base until later in his 23-season MLB career, all with Boston.
Yaz first appeared at first base for just three games in the 1968 season when he won the last of his three batting titles with a .301 average. That was the notorious year of the pitcher and Yaz was the only .300 hitter in the AL. The season before, Yastrzemski had the Triple Crown and the Red Sox had a pennant.
Yastrzemski played 765 games at first base and never won a Gold Glove Award for his defense at the bag but certainly had a substantial collection playing left field.
Yastrzemski’s career numbers are staggering with 452 home runs, 1844 RBI, and a .285 career average. His first title was with a .321 average in 1963. A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.