#8 Retired


On August 6, 1989 the Boston Red Sox retired #8 in honor of legendary left fielder Carl Yazstremski.  Yaz spent his entire 23-year career with the Boston Red Sox.  When Carl joined the Red Sox, he had some big shoes to fill…those of Ted Williams.  He quickly proved to be a worthy successor at the plate, and even better defensively.  Saying he had a strong arm is an understatemnet and he was a master at playing off the Green Monster.

  • 18-time All Star (that’s 18 out of 23 seasons)
  • 7-time Golden Glove Winner
  • 1970 All Star Game MVP
  • 1967 AL MVP
  • 1967 Hutch Award Winner
  • He was the last Major League player to win the Triple Crown in 1967. 

Make sure you visit mitchellandness.com to see our entire Yaz collection!  Which jersey is your favorite?



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