Celebrating Boston Red Sox baseball great Carl Yastrzemski.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

1970 All-Star Game

Doberman on the Diamond looks back at some of the greatest All-Star game performances and sure enough Yaz is there!
Tying a record for most hits, Yaz batted 6 times, and collected 4 knocks in a losing effort. The Rex Sox player also had 1 RBI and scored a run, but the N.L. came out on top, 5-4.
Yaz singled in the first, sixth and eighth innings. He doubled with two out in the twelfth but was stranded by Amos Otis. The NL won the game in the bottom of the twelfth on the famous Rose-Fosse collision at home plate.


  • At 1:49 PM, Blogger Jim said…

    I remember bits and pieces of this game - and also remembered having to go to bed before it finished. What I'd give for a tape of that game, so if there is anyone out there that has it - or knows where I can purchase it - let me know.

    Didn't Yaz start the game defensively in Center-field? I remember him lining a deep drive to center-field (in his first atbat) which was caught on the warning track.

    Here's a tidbit of trivia for you... Earl Weaver took out his allstar first baseman Boog Powell (who erroneously beat Yaz out for the MVP honors for that 70 season) to keep Yaz in the line-up.

    Anyway, Yaz is the only player in allstar history to win the MVP award (for allstar competition) from the losing team.

  • At 2:04 PM, Blogger Brett said…

    Hi Jim! Here's the 70 All Star game information from Baseball Almanac


    Catfish Hunter blew a three run lead in the ninth for the AL - with assist from Fritz Peterson and Mel Stottlemyer. Damn Yankees!

    You are correct. The box score shows Yaz started in center with Frank Howard in left and F. Robby in right.

    There's a .ram file there but I couldn't get it to run so I'm not sure if it's just a highlight or the entire game.

  • At 12:29 AM, Blogger Jim said…

    Thanks Brett - yeah - it was an audio clip of Curt Gowdey (I think) reflecting on Pete Rose's delemma whether to slide or run over Ray Fosse. Thanks for the info and it was Yaz's second at bat where he flied deep to Mays. :-)


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