Monday, September 23, 2013

Carl Yastrzemski Honored With Fenway Statue

(Boston Herald Photo)
Carl Michael Yastrzemski was honored on Sunday at the place he played for 23 seasons—his beloved Fenway Park. A new statue was unveiled that captures the scene of his final at-bat—saluting the fans who loved him so much. Yaz was the symbol of Red Sox Recovery—recovery from years of dismal finishes and hopeless seasons. He and his team had an 'impossible' year in 1967—a Triple Crown for Yaz and the first pennant for The Carmine Hose in 21 years. Yaz has never been the most demonstrative person, choosing his words carefully and succinctly. He commented on the statue, "This statue means as much to me as being inducted into the Hall of Fame and having my number retired." You'll always mean a lot to us, Yaz.