This Day In History: 2000-01-09

January 9, 1989: Carl Yastrzemski, along with the Cincinnati Red’s catcher Johnny Bench, is elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility; Yaz, who ranks near the top in all Red Sox career offensive categories, slugged 452 home runs, drove in 1844 runs, and scored 1,816 runs during his distinguished 23-year career.

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