Yaz, for some. Mr. Yastremski for a kid like me.
You know you’ve been around baseball for a while if that names brings back some lasting memories.
If you are a trading card fanatic like me from 70’s and 80’s, or a kid in and around Boston during his 23 year career than you know what i’m talking about. The Great Number 8. The numbers I don’t think really sum up a guy like Yaz.
First thing that got me was the name. Something that sounded familiar to the names around me.
A kid with some eastern block roots.
Resume speaks for itself.
Triple Crown Winner.
Always showed up to work.
Gruff and tough from the outside.
Full of fears. Earned everything.
I admire that in anyone.
Good back story. A most quintessential baseball story.
All this because I heard Johnny Miller say the name,
During the Cubs game last night.