One of the most popular players in baseball history, Yaz (right) arrived Boston in 1961 with the task of following the great Ted Williams in left field. Captain Carl would quickly make a name for himself at Fenway, won three batting titles, and played a Gold Glove defense in left field. In 1967, in one of the greatest single-season performances in history, Yaz led the Sox to their "Impossible Dream" pennant by winning the Triple Crown. The Hall of Fame outfielder/first baseman played in more games than anyone in Red Sox history (3,308) and retired after the 1983 season with 3,419 hits on his resume.
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