Our childhood hero turns 75 today!

Carl Yastrzemski, who spent his entire 23 year career with the Boston Red Sox celebrates his birthday today, and we hope it's a great day for him.  Because, he certainly made a lot of great days for us!

The winner of Major League Baseball's Triple Crown almost single handily put the Red Sox into the 1967 World Series!  He created many great memories for us all here in New England!

Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and now David Ortiz, all Red Sox "royalty",  players that will forever mean so much to us!

So happy birthday Yaz!  Here's to many more!

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