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Red Sox great and MLB Hall-of-Famer Carl Yastrzemski turns 70 on Saturday. Yaz spent all of his 23 big league seasons with the Red Sox, and is one of the few players in major league history with over 3,000 hits and over 400 home runs.
In one of the most pivotal seasons in Red Sox history, Yaz helped the team realize the Impossible Dream. He led the Sox to the 1967 World Series against the Cardinals, and in doing so, he completed the last Triple Crown season in the majors. That year, Yaz hit .326 with 44 HRs and 121 RBI, and won his only MVP award.
So we at SoB salute Carl Yastrzemski, the greatest living Red Sox player. Happy Birthday Yaz!