Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Caaaaaaaal Yastrzemski, The Man They Call 'Yaz', Throws Out First WS Pitch

It's official! Red Sox legend and Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski will throw out the first pitch before tonight's opening game of the 2018 World Series. The Man They Call Yaz also threw out the first pitch before the 2013 World Series—which obviously brought good luck to The Bearded Band Of Brothers who ultimately won The Fall Classic that year. He also did the honors in 2004 and 2007—need we say more? Yaz, now 79 years of age, lives on the North Shore of Boston in Boxford, Massachusetts. He spent his entire career with The Carmine Hose—posting a .285 batting average and clouting 452 home runs. He appeared in the World Series for the Red Sox in both 1967 and 1975. In addition to the ceremonial pitch by Yaz, another local legend will perform before the game, as James Taylor will sing the National Anthem.