Carl Yastrzemski Stats

Carl Yastrzemski was born on Tuesday, August 22, 1939, in Southampton, New York. Yastrzemski was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 11, 1961, with the Boston Red Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Carl Yastrzemski baseball stats page.

"You don't always make an out. Sometimes the pitcher gets you out." - Carl Yastrzemski in The Gigantic Book of Baseball Quotations (Wayne Stewart, Skyhorse Publishing, Carl Yastrzemski , 10/17/2007, Page 199) [ Carl Yastrzemski Quotes ]
Carl Yastrzemski

Carl 'Yaz' Yastrzemski Autograph on a 1970 Topps Baseball Card (#461 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1970top01' title='1970 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Carl 'Yaz' Yastrzemski Autograph on a 1970 Topps Baseball Card (#461 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Carl Michael Yastrzemski
Nickname:
Yaz
Born On:
08-22-1939  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Southampton, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Bridgehampton High School (Bridgehampton, NY)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
182
First Game:
04-11-1961 (Age 21)
Last Game:
10-02-1983
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $108,000
Carl Yastrzemski

Carl Yastrzemski Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Carl Yastrzemski

Carl Yastrzemski Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1961 22 Red Sox 148 583 71 155 31 6 11 0 80 50 3 96 2 5 3 19 .266 .324 .396
1962 23 Red Sox 160 646 99 191 43 6 19 0 94 66 7 82 2 2 3 27 .296 .363 .469
1963 24 Red Sox 151 570 91 183 40 3 14 0 68 95 6 72 1 1 1 12 .321 .418 .475
1964 25 Red Sox 151 567 77 164 29 9 15 1 67 75 6 90 1 1 2 30 .289 .374 .451
1965 26 Red Sox 133 494 78 154 45 3 20 0 72 70 8 58 2 4 1 16 .312 .395 .536
1966 27 Red Sox 160 594 81 165 39 2 16 0 80 84 10 60 0 1 1 17 .278 .368 .431
1967 28 Red Sox 161 579 112 189 31 4 44 0 121 91 11 69 1 5 4 5 .326 .418 .622
1968 29 Red Sox 157 539 90 162 32 2 23 0 74 119 13 90 0 4 2 12 .301 .426 .495
1969 30 Red Sox 162 603 96 154 28 2 40 3 111 101 9 91 0 2 1 14 .255 .362 .507
1970 31 Red Sox 161 566 125 186 29 0 40 0 102 128 12 66 0 2 1 12 .329 .452 .592
1971 32 Red Sox 148 508 75 129 21 2 15 0 70 106 12 60 0 5 1 14 .254 .381 .392
1972 33 Red Sox 125 455 70 120 18 2 12 0 68 67 3 44 0 9 4 13 .264 .357 .391
1973 34 Red Sox 152 540 82 160 25 4 19 1 95 105 13 58 1 6 0 19 .296 .407 .463
1974 35 Red Sox 148 515 93 155 25 2 15 0 79 104 16 48 0 11 3 12 .301 .414 .445
1975 36 Red Sox 149 543 91 146 30 1 14 1 60 87 12 67 0 2 2 14 .269 .371 .405
1976 37 Red Sox 155 546 71 146 23 2 21 0 102 80 6 67 1 8 1 12 .267 .357 .432
1977 38 Red Sox 150 558 99 165 27 3 28 0 102 73 6 40 0 11 1 10 .296 .372 .505
1978 39 Red Sox 144 523 70 145 21 2 17 0 81 76 8 44 1 8 3 9 .277 .367 .423
1979 40 Red Sox 147 518 69 140 28 1 21 1 87 62 8 46 0 8 2 12 .270 .346 .450
1980 41 Red Sox 105 364 49 100 21 1 15 0 50 44 5 38 1 3 0 9 .275 .350 .462
1981 42 Red Sox 91 338 36 83 14 1 7 0 53 49 4 28 0 3 0 10 .246 .338 .355
1982 43 Red Sox 131 459 53 126 22 1 16 0 72 59 1 50 0 3 2 12 .275 .358 .431
1983 44 Red Sox 119 380 38 101 24 0 10 0 56 54 11 29 0 1 2 13 .266 .359 .408
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
23 Years 3,308 11,988 1,816 3,419 646 59 452 7 1,844 1,845 190 1,393 13 105 40 323 .285 .379 .462
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Carl Yastrzemski Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1961 Red Sox LF 147 146 3,807 265 1.8 256 245 11 9 1 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.82
1962 Red Sox LF 160 160 4,281 354 2.2 343 327 16 11 3 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.16
1963 Red Sox CF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1963 Red Sox LF 151 151 444 307 2.0 301 284 17 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .980 18.30
1964 Red Sox 3B 2 2 48 5 2.5 5 0 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.81
1964 Red Sox CF 133 132 3,384 361 2.7 351 337 14 10 3 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.80
1964 Red Sox LF 16 16 408 30 1.9 29 28 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.92
1965 Red Sox CF 9 9 213 25 2.8 25 25 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.17
1965 Red Sox LF 123 119 312 205 1.7 202 191 11 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .985 17.48
1965 Red Sox RF 2 2 51 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1966 Red Sox CF 1 1 27 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1966 Red Sox LF 157 151 441 327 2.1 322 307 15 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .985 19.71
1967 Red Sox CF 1 1 18 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1967 Red Sox LF 161 157 384 309 1.9 302 289 13 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .977 21.23
1968 Red Sox 1B 3 3 60 15 5.0 15 14 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
1968 Red Sox CF 1 1 27 4 4.0 3 3 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 3.00
1968 Red Sox LF 154 152 396 316 2.1 314 302 12 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .994 21.41
1969 Red Sox 1B 22 21 537 204 9.3 202 181 21 2 29 n/a n/a n/a .990 10.16
1969 Red Sox CF 4 3 93 9 2.3 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.61
1969 Red Sox LF 140 138 327 258 1.8 254 237 17 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .984 20.97
1970 Red Sox 1B 94 93 2,319 765 8.1 757 696 61 8 62 n/a n/a n/a .990 8.81
1970 Red Sox CF 3 2 69 8 2.7 6 6 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 2.35
1970 Red Sox LF 67 64 1,737 123 1.8 119 115 4 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.85
1971 Red Sox LF 146 144 9,375 300 2.1 298 281 17 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .993 0.86
1972 Red Sox 1B 42 42 1,113 394 9.4 390 357 33 4 34 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.46
1972 Red Sox CF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1972 Red Sox LF 83 82 2,124 157 1.9 153 143 10 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.94
1973 Red Sox 1B 107 103 2,664 974 9.1 968 912 56 6 85 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.81
1973 Red Sox 3B 31 33 840 112 3.6 100 37 63 12 2 n/a n/a n/a .893 3.21
1973 Red Sox LF 14 15 402 35 2.5 35 35 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.35
1974 Red Sox 1B 84 82 2,127 753 9.0 751 707 44 2 67 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.53
1974 Red Sox LF 63 62 1,611 105 1.7 101 99 2 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .962 1.69
1975 Red Sox 1B 140 137 3,567 1,294 9.2 1,289 1,202 87 5 103 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.76
1975 Red Sox LF 8 8 207 16 2.0 16 15 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.09
1976 Red Sox 1B 94 93 2,454 883 9.4 881 829 52 2 78 n/a n/a n/a .998 9.69
1976 Red Sox LF 51 51 1,287 100 2.0 98 95 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.06
1977 Red Sox 1B 7 4 150 63 9.0 63 57 6 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.34
1977 Red Sox LF 138 138 3,546 301 2.2 301 285 16 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.29
1977 Red Sox RF 2 2 36 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1978 Red Sox 1B 50 47 1,227 431 8.6 428 387 41 3 47 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.42
1978 Red Sox CF 7 7 189 15 2.1 15 14 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.14
1978 Red Sox LF 64 63 1,656 131 2.0 129 122 7 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.10
1979 Red Sox 1B 51 51 1,320 523 10.3 521 466 55 2 42 n/a n/a n/a .996 10.66
1979 Red Sox CF 2 2 36 8 4.0 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1979 Red Sox LF 36 34 867 59 1.6 57 56 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.78
1980 Red Sox 1B 16 14 390 174 10.9 170 160 10 4 19 n/a n/a n/a .977 11.77
1980 Red Sox CF 1 0 9 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1980 Red Sox LF 34 32 852 64 1.9 64 61 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.03
1980 Red Sox RF 4 1 45 3 0.8 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1981 Red Sox 1B 39 36 981 390 10.0 387 353 34 3 26 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.65
1982 Red Sox 1B 14 12 312 126 9.0 126 116 10 0 12 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.90
1982 Red Sox CF 2 2 51 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.59
1983 Red Sox 1B 2 2 51 23 11.5 23 22 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.18
1983 Red Sox LF 1 1 21 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
LF Totals 1,914 1,884 34,485 3,762 2.0 3,694 3,517 177 68 27 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.89
1B Totals 765 740 19,272 7,012 9.2 6,971 6,459 512 41 610 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.77
CF Totals 166 160 4,128 437 2.6 424 409 15 13 3 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.77
3B Totals 33 35 888 117 3.5 105 37 68 12 3 n/a n/a n/a .897 3.19
RF Totals 8 5 132 5 0.6 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.02
23 Years 2,886 2,824 58,905 11,333 3.9 11,199 10,427 772 134 643 n/a n/a n/a .988 5.13
Carl Yastrzemski

Carl Yastrzemski Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1961 Red Sox 6 5 .545 1 0 n/a 53.0 6.1 7.3 - - -
1962 Red Sox 7 4 .636 0 0 n/a 34.0 7.9 6.9 - - -
1963 Red Sox 8 5 .615 0 0 n/a 40.7 7.9 8.4 - - -
1964 Red Sox 6 5 .545 1 0 n/a 37.8 6.3 8.5 - - -
1965 Red Sox 7 6 .538 3 0 n/a 24.7 8.5 6.9 - - -
1966 Red Sox 8 9 .471 5 0 n/a 37.1 9.9 7.4 - - -
1967 Red Sox 10 8 .556 1 0 n/a 13.2 8.4 4.8 - - -
1968 Red Sox 13 6 .684 0 1 n/a 23.4 6.0 7.3 - - -
1969 Red Sox 15 7 .682 0 0 n/a 15.1 6.6 5.4 - - -
1970 Red Sox 23 13 .639 2 0 n/a 14.2 8.6 5.5 - - -
1971 Red Sox 8 7 .533 2 0 n/a 33.9 8.5 7.3 - - -
1972 Red Sox 5 4 .556 1 0 n/a 37.9 10.3 6.7 - - -
1973 Red Sox 9 7 .563 1 0 0 28.4 9.3 5.7 - - -
1974 Red Sox 12 7 .632 0 0 4 34.3 10.7 6.5 - - -
1975 Red Sox 8 4 .667 1 0 2 38.8 8.1 9.1 - - -
1976 Red Sox 5 6 .455 3 0 10 26.0 8.1 5.4 - - -
1977 Red Sox 11 1 .917 0 0 6 19.9 14.0 5.5 - - -
1978 Red Sox 4 5 .444 1 1 27 30.8 11.9 6.5 - - -
1979 Red Sox 3 3 .500 5 0 56 24.7 11.3 6.0 - - -
1980 Red Sox 0 2 .000 8 0 49 24.3 9.6 7.3 - - -
1981 Red Sox 0 1 .000 4 0 48 48.3 12.1 6.4 - - -
1982 Red Sox 0 1 .000 15 0 102 28.7 9.2 6.4 - - -
1983 Red Sox 0 0 .000 12 0 107 38.0 13.1 6.8 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
23 Years 168 116 .592 66 2 411 26.5 8.6 6.5 - - -
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Carl Yastrzemski is the Boston Red Sox all-time team leader in at-bats (11,988), total bases (5,539), hits (3,419), games played (3,308), singles (2,262), runs batted in (1,844), runs scored (1,816), doubles (646), grounding into double plays (323), and intentional walks (190).

Carl Yastrzemski Triple Crown Baseball Card
Carl Yastrzemski Triple Crown | 1977 Topps (#434) | Baseball Almanac Collection
For 45 years, Carl Yastrzemski was the answer to the trivia question, 'who is the last player in baseball history to win the Triple Crown .' Miguel Cabrera is now the answer to that, so Yaz gets a re-write, 'Who was the last player to win a Triple Crown in the 20th Century?'. Let's take a look at some additional numbers of interest:

3 - Carl Yastrzemski won three batting titles (1963, 1967 & 1968) in his career and when Yaz won in 1968, he "only" hit .301, however, he was also the only American League hitter that year to break the .300 mark finishing well ahead of the runner-up, Danny Cater , with a .290 batting average ( Top 25 ).

8 - Carl Yastrzemski won eight Gold Gloves in the Outfield , the most by a Red Sox player, tied eventually by Dwight Evans (won his 8th in 1985), and well ahead of third place Fred Lynn (4x).

23 - Carl Yastrzemski spent all 23 years of his big league career with one team, the Boston Red Sox . Only one other player in baseball history is in that "club" and his name is Brooks Robinson (23 years with the Baltimore Orioles ).

40 - Carl Yastrzemski hit 40 home runs in 1970, his third and final forty-home run campaign. That same year, Yaz also stole 23 bases showing both speed & power and becoming just the second Sox player with a 20 HR / 20 SB season - Jackie Jensen was the first (1954 and again in 1959).

44 - Carl Yastrzemski hit a career high 44 home runs in 1967, winning the home run championship (tied with Harmon Killebrew ). Teammate George Scott said, "Yaz hit 44 homers that year, and 43 of them meant something big for the team." For his efforts, Yaz won the Most Valuable Player Award and was exactly one vote shy of winning it unanimously, the seventh place finisher Cesar Tovar was given one vote by one writer.

1958 - Carl Yastrzemski was signed by the Boston Red Sox for $108,000 while he was playing on the freshman basketball team at Notre Dame . After he signed, Yaz's dad raised his weekly allowance from $5 to $7.50 a week, made him finish the semester at school, and arranged a meeting with the Red Sox General Manager ( Joe Cronin ), who said after meeting Yaz (relatively small in terms of ballplayers), "We're paying this kind of money for this guy?"

3308 - Carl Yastrzemski played in 3,308 regular season games - a Major League record when he hung up his cleats in 1983. He is now #2 in the Top 1,000 , 254 games behind Pete Rose .

Yaz had several significant hits ( Carl Yastrzemski Significant Hits ) over the course of his career and with his single on September 12, 1979 , he joined the 3,000 Hits Club - the first and only member who joined wearing a Red Sox uniform and the first player to ever collect over 3,000 hits and 400 home runs solely in the American League ( Cal Ripken, Jr. joined him in 2000).

Last-Modified: November 21, 2018 4:43 AM EST

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