June 8, 1967

Chicago White Sox manager Eddie Stanky lobbed a rhetorical hand grenade at Carl Yastrzemski with an infamous quote still cited years after Yaz's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Asked for an assessment of Yastrzemski's chances to land a spot on the American League All-Star team, Stanky responded he considered the Red Sox outfielder “Great from the neck down.”

Adding another jab, Stanky said Yaz has a reputation as “a moody player. And I don't like moody players.”

It's fair to assume that the 1967 American League MVP and Triple Crown winner was in a pretty good mood tor most of that summer.

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