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Monday, March 7, 2016

Kellogg's Cereal Box Dream #21 - Did Yaz Ever Complain About Spitballs?

I've already had a post about Carl Yastrzemski and his batting gloves (Yaz and His Batting Glove).   What about getting a Yaz card from a cereal box in the 1970s?  Of course I couldn't pull a Yaz card most years since he only appeared in 1975, 1976 and 1979 through 1983.  He was an all-star from 1965 to 1979 and in 1982 and 1983 and he had over 3400 career hits.  That should have warranted more cards in those early years.    

1979 Kellogg's Carl Yastrzemski #45

1979 Rating                    -- 10  comment -- favorite player of a friend; I could get a good trade 

2016 Rating                    -- 8  comment --   nice photo of Hall of Famer.  

He won the Triple Crown in 1967.  That was the only year he led the league in RBIs or homers.  He did win three batting titles included the lowest ever winning average of .301.  That was certainly the year of the pitcher since the entire league batted .296 in 1930, the year of the hitter.

He hit 452 homers.  None of them came in 97 plate appearances against Gaylord Perry who he batted .161 against.

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