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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
By United Press International
Cabrera has 'core muscle' surgery

Cabrera has 'core muscle' surgery

DETROIT, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera, who won a second consecutive American League batting title this past season, Tuesday underwent core muscle surgery, the Detroit Tigers said.

Yastrzemski 'deeply honored' by statue outside Fenway Park

BOSTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski says he's "deeply honored" by a statue of him installed outside Fenway Park.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.
By United Press International
San Francisco Giants win World Series, Detroit's Cabrera wins Triple Crown

San Francisco Giants win World Series, Detroit's Cabrera wins Triple Crown

The San Francisco Giants made an amazing playoff run to the 2012 World Series title in a year when Miguel Cabrera had an amazing season.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International
The top stories in sports

The top stories in sports

Swimmer Michael Phelps redefined Olympian heights in 2012 but cyclist Lance Armstrong underwent an even greater fall from the pantheon of his sport.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

MLB: Detroit 1, Kansas City 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Austin Jackson doubled home the lone run Wednesday and Miguel Cabrera made baseball history in Detroit's 1-0 triumph over Kansas City.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.
By United Press International
Tim Wakefield announces retirement

Tim Wakefield announces retirement

FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Boston pitcher Tim Wakefield, a knuckleball specialist who won 200 games over a 19-year major league career, said Friday he is retiring.
Yastrzemski surgery 'complete success'

Yastrzemski surgery 'complete success'

BOSTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- New England baseball great Carl Yastrzemski rested in a Boston hospital Wednesday after undergoing emergency triple-bypass surgery.

MLB: Chi. White Sox 8, Texas 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 15 (UPI) -- Mark Buehrle threw eight solid innings and Juan Uribe homered and drove in three runs as the Chicago White Sox beat Texas, 8-2, Thursday.

Baseball legend victim of ID theft

BOSTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski is a victim of identity theft, targeted by one not bothered with spelling the name -- his late son, Michael.

Red Sox finally re-sign Jason Varitek

BOSTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox re-signed catcher Jason Varitek Friday to a deal reportedly worth $40 million over four years.

Alex Rodriguez wins AL MVP honors

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Texas Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez, the highest-paid player in all of sports, Monday was named American League Most Valuable Player.

Peers name Pujols Player of the Year

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Leftfielder Albert Pujols of St. Louis has been named Player of the Year in major league baseball by a vote of his peers.
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Carl Yastrzemski
President Reagan meets with former baseball player Carl Yastrzemski (C) and Rep. Silvio Conte (R-MA), in the Oval office at the White House. Yastrzemski presented the president with a personal commemorative ring about his baseball career. (UPI Photo/Don Rypka/FILES)
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Carl Michael Yastrzemski ( /jəˈstrɛmski/; nicknamed "Yaz"; born August 22, 1939) is a former American Major League Baseball left fielder and first baseman. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989. Yastrzemski played his entire 23-year baseball career with the Boston Red Sox (1961–1983). He was primarily a left fielder, with part of his later career played at first base and as a designated hitter. Yastrzemski is an 18-time All-Star, the possessor of seven Gold Gloves, a member of the 3000 hit club, and the first American League player in that club to also accumulate over 400 home runs. He is second on the all-time list for games played, and third for total at-bats. He is the Red Sox' all-time leader in career RBIs, runs, hits, singles, doubles, total bases, and games played, and is second on the team's list for home runs behind another Red Sox great, Ted Williams, his predecessor in left field. In 1967, Yastrzemski achieved a peak in his career, leading the Red Sox to the American League pennant for the first time in over two decades, in that season being voted the American League MVP, and being the last winner of the triple crown for batters in the major leagues.

Yastrzemski was born in Southampton, New York to Carl Yastrzemski, Sr. and Hattie Skonieczny. Both his parents were of a Polish background, and young Carl was bilingual from an early age. Raised on his father's potato farm, Carl played on sandlot baseball teams with his father, who, he maintains, was a better athlete than he was. "Yaz" attended Notre Dame on a basketball scholarship (his career Long Island high school scoring mark at Bridgehampton broke one previously held by Jim Brown) briefly before embarking on his baseball career. His Notre Dame teammates nicknamed Yastrzemski "Murph," in an ironic bid to impute an Irish flavor despite his obvious Polish origins.

Yastrzemski signed with the Red Sox organization, which sent him to the minor-league Raleigh Capitals in 1959, where he led the league with a .377 batting average, They then moved him to the Minneapolis Millers for the post-season and the 1960 season. Yastrzemski, who had studied business at Notre Dame, fulfilled a promise to his parents by finishing his degree at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., in 1966.

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