Carl Yastrzemski to throw out first pitch before Game 1 of World Series

Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski will be doing this on Wednesday night. (USATSI)
Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski will be doing this on Wednesday night. (USATSI)

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Insofar as picking the person to toss out the ceremonial first pitch goes, the host Red Sox are already having a good World Series. Prior to Game 1 against the Cardinals in Fenway, Hall of Famer and Sox luminary Carl Yastrzemski will make the first throw. 

"Yaz" of course spent 23 seasons in a Boston uniform, and, in addition to winning the triple crown and AL MVP in 1967, tallied 3,419 hits; 452 homers; 1,844 RBI; 646 doubles and seven Gold Gloves across his stellar career. He was elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot in 1989. While Yastrzemski never won a World Series in his playing career, he did bat .369/.447/.600 in the postseason. 

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