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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

In Nomini Patris Et Filli Et Spiritu Sancti Amen, Oremus-Carl Yastremzki

The "Yaz" suffered chest pains at age 68. He had Triple Bypass Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, within the last 12 hours. I pray that he's fine and resting comfortably:

Triple Crown Winner in "The Impossible Dream" Year of 1967, where he led the A L in Homers, average and hits. He replaced Ted Williams in L F At Fenway Park in 1961;

In '04, he threw out the 1st Ball in Game 1 of the '04 World Series, where the Sox won it all;

I remember a "Kraft Music Hall" Special on N B C, where Don Rickles, a Comedian and Insult Specialist as well as Amigo of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, mispronounced his name as "Yeahyatzki". I never laughed so hard in my life. Tonight, I was weeping a bit;

Get well, Carl and that's an order;

Later!

In Nomini Patris Et Filli Et Spiritu Sancti, Amen!

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Blogger Suldog said...

Yaz is someone whom I respect greatly. When he retired, he really retired - unlike some folks. He pretty much avoided the spotlight as much as possible. No phony.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

He did disappear, Jim, until he threw out the 1st Ball in the 1st Game of the '04 World Series:

Now, we read of Yaz, in this unfortunate of Circumstances

12:55 AM  

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