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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Carl Yastrzemski’s Grandson Mike to Make Fenway Park Debut

Giants rookie outfielder Mike Yastrzemski will play on the same field his grandfather played on during his 23-year career when the Giants face the Red Sox this week at Fenway Park.

Yastrzemski, who is the grandson of Red Sox Hall of Famer and 1967 AL MVP Carl, got his first Big League action in late May. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said Mike will play all three games of the series that starts Tuesday, according to Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle.

He is batting .265 for the season with 19 home runs and 51 RBIs.

A little squib, for those of us interested in family lineages…..

QLE Posted: September 17, 2019 at 12:35 AM | 27 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: carl yastrzemski, family, fenway park, giants, mike yastrzemski

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: September 17, 2019 at 03:13 AM (#5879872)
Boones and Bell are the only grandsons I know of but surely I'm missing some. Any other grandsons where the son never made the majors?
   2. My name is RMc and I feel extremely affected Posted: September 17, 2019 at 07:45 AM (#5879881)
The great-grandson of Jim Bluejacket, a pitcher in the 1910s, was Bill Wilkinson, who pitched for the Mariners in 1980s. The two intervening generations didn't make the majors.
   3. Jose is an Absurd Time Cube Posted: September 17, 2019 at 08:19 AM (#5879886)
NESN (the Red Sox TV network) was running ads all weekend inviting fans to come see Mike Yastrzemski play at Fenway interspersed with video of Carl. They weren’t going for subtle.
   4. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: September 17, 2019 at 08:34 AM (#5879890)
Two other grandsons: Scott Hairston, and Jayson Werth is a grandson/nephew/stepson of three different Schofields and Werths. But their dads played MLB, too.
   5. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: September 17, 2019 at 08:45 AM (#5879891)
Scott Hairston


Scott's brother Jerry, too.
   6. Mefisto Posted: September 17, 2019 at 08:46 AM (#5879892)
@1: William Henry Harrison and Benjamin.
   7. crict Posted: September 17, 2019 at 08:53 AM (#5879893)
Sam Dente, shorstop in the 1950s, was Rick Porcello's grandfather.
Derek Dietrich's grandfather Steve Demeter played briefly in the majors, best known for being traded for Norm Cash.
   8. crict Posted: September 17, 2019 at 09:02 AM (#5879896)
Full list is here.

Other interesting ones:

Bert Griffith 1922 - 1924 Matt Williams 1987 - 2003
Bill Brubaker 1932 - 1943 Dennis Rasmussen 1983 - 1995
Ben Spencer 1913 - 1913 Jim Spencer 1968 - 1982
Bobby Estalella 1935 - 1949 Bobby Estalella 1996 - 2004

Also, Drew and Stu Pomeranz are the great-grandsons of Garland Buckeye.
   9. Cris E Posted: September 17, 2019 at 09:14 AM (#5879902)
Bobby Estalella is a vampire, or maybe a time traveler, but that's definitely the same person. There's no film of both of them playing in the same game, the spelling is the same, it's pretty air tight.
   10. Tin Angel Posted: September 17, 2019 at 11:21 AM (#5879960)
Bobby Estalella is a vampire, or maybe a time traveler, but that's definitely the same person.


Copyrighting the baseball vampire story. © © ©
   11. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 17, 2019 at 01:11 PM (#5880012)
NESN (the Red Sox TV network) was running ads all weekend inviting fans to come see Mike Yastrzemski play at Fenway interspersed with video of Carl. They weren’t going for subtle.
Did they do DNA testing, too, to emphasize they were touting the genuine article?
   12. Jose is an Absurd Time Cube Posted: September 17, 2019 at 01:17 PM (#5880018)
No but Captain Carl is going to do a colon screening using Cologuard, the official colon screening of Major League Baseball, during the 7th inning.

Also the U-11 New England champions Chelmsford Lions will be honored on the field before the game (one year older than the kids I coach. I know them all though, good group of kids).

In the 11th inning of game four of the 2004 ALCS two guys sitting three rows behind me belted out the Carl Yastrzemski song (as set to the Hallelujah chorus) and got a nice ovation from all of us in section 15 when they finished with a flourish "...the man they call Yaz, we love him!"
   13. Bote Man sez Deivi is MoY Posted: September 17, 2019 at 02:55 PM (#5880085)
I bet they give him a polite standing ovation, then he hits a 73-run homer to shut them all up.
   14. Davo Posted: September 17, 2019 at 05:51 PM (#5880140)
“Garland Buckeye”??? Also: 6’0”, 260 pounds? Dammmmmn.

Wiki notes he was also an offensive lineman in the NFL. Which: I can buy it!
   15. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 17, 2019 at 06:55 PM (#5880151)
Captain Carl is going to do a colon screening using Cologuard, the official colon screening of Major League Baseball, during the 7th inning.
It’s a sign of the times that I’m not quite sure if Jose is joshing or just reporting here. Presumably such an event would be televised? Or is there a separate pay-per-view option?
   16. stevegamer Posted: September 17, 2019 at 09:51 PM (#5880226)
Of course he homered.
   17. Howie Menckel Posted: September 17, 2019 at 10:13 PM (#5880246)
Tyler Kepner @TylerKepner
Fist home run by Yastrzemski at Fenway Park since Carl took Moose Haas deep on 7/31/83.
   18. Jose is an Absurd Time Cube Posted: September 17, 2019 at 10:17 PM (#5880247)
He got a nice hand for each st bat and it was pretty loud on the homer. That was a cool moment.
   19. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: September 17, 2019 at 10:33 PM (#5880266)
Bert Griffith 1922 - 1924 Matt Williams 1987 - 2003
Bill Brubaker 1932 - 1943 Dennis Rasmussen 1983 - 1995
Ben Spencer 1913 - 1913 Jim Spencer 1968 - 1982
Bobby Estalella 1935 - 1949 Bobby Estalella 1996 - 2004


Dave LaRoche - Drake LaRoche
   20. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 18, 2019 at 12:32 AM (#5880304)
He got a nice hand for each st bat and it was pretty loud on the homer.
The Red Sox should trade for Yaz 3.0 to make the fans happy. That skinny right-fielder who they can’t afford anyway might do the trick.
   21. Jose is an Absurd Time Cube Posted: September 18, 2019 at 02:11 AM (#5880310)
Of course the winning run was driven in by number 8.
   22. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: September 18, 2019 at 03:52 AM (#5880313)
Did Yaz Jr. properly honor Pop-Pop by changing his batting stance for each at-bat?
   23. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: September 18, 2019 at 08:23 AM (#5880320)
Did Yaz Jr. properly honor Pop-Pop by changing his batting stance for each at-bat?

No, but in his honor no players shared an Uber pool after the game.
   24. Astroenteritis Posted: September 18, 2019 at 11:33 AM (#5880377)
Well done, Mike! I'm a softy, but this is a nice story.
   25. flournoy Posted: September 20, 2019 at 10:36 PM (#5881442)
Any other grandsons where the son never made the majors?


Charlie Culberson's grandpa Leon Culberson played in the big leagues, but his father didn't.
   26. Howie Menckel Posted: September 20, 2019 at 11:00 PM (#5881445)
Leon had the classic 100 OPS+
   27. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: September 21, 2019 at 10:43 AM (#5881486)

Bobby Estalella is a vampire, or maybe a time traveler, but that's definitely the same person.


Or he was Flint.

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