Celebrating Boston Red Sox baseball great Carl Yastrzemski.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Carroll Hardy

Trivia from Jim Higgins at the Barre Montpelier Times Argus ...

Last week I asked: Who was the only major league player to ever pinch hit for both Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski? It was Carroll Hardy. He hit for Williams in 1960 and Yaz in 1961, his rookie year.

Congrats to Karen Andresen, Jeff Cook, Al Fraser, Sean Bradley, Bill Fraser, and Jim Slotter.

Cook noted that Hardy was the ONLY person to ever pinch hit for Ted Williams in the major leagues, although many players pinch hit for Yaz.

Bradley added that Hardy played for the NFL's 49ers for one season in the 1950s and that he also pinch hit for Roger Maris when they both played in Cleveland.

Too bad no mention of whether Hardy got on base.


  • At 9:01 PM, Blogger Jim said…

    Yeah, I would have got that question right. :-) I also remember Joe Lahoud doing a lot of pinch hitting for YAZ.


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