April 2, 1962

Red Sox manager Mike Higgins, claiming he wanted greater ability to tinker with his lineup, had Carl Yastrzemski play third base in an exhibition game against the Giants in Phoenix.

Yastrzemski was a shortstop and said he enjoyed his adventure at third base,

Of course, three-time Gold Glove winner Frank Malzone was the starter. And Malzone hit .283 in 1962 with 21 homers and 95 RBIs.

In his last season of eight aa Boston’s manager, ol’ Pinky’s 1962 club came in at 76-84.

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