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Sunday, March 08, 2020

How Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski’s time at Vanderbilt fueled his success

SAN FRANCISCO—Mike Yastrzemski just wanted one day as a Major League Baseball player. The rest would be a bonus.

The days after his May 19 debut last season left him as a special Giants’ treat batting .272/.334/.518 with 21 home runs in just 107 games. Becoming a fan favorite was also a bonus.

Hitting at Oracle Park was something brand new to him. Despite it historically favoring pitchers, the ballpark factor near McCovey Cove was something he wouldn’t be intimidated by. His college baseball days had helped him with that.

Yaz played for the prestigious Vanderbilt Commodores. The organization which hosted the names of David Price, Sonny Gray, Tony Kemp and Dansby Swanson ... to name a few.

 

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