Oct. 22, 1967

Oct. 22, 1967 Tom Yawkey shared his reasoning for making Carl Yastrzemski the second Red Sox player with a $100,000 per-year contract. (Yastrzemski’s predecessor in left field, T. Williams, was the first.) “He had a great year,” Yawkey said in an interview with the Globe’s Will McDonough. That was fairly inarguable. American League MVP, batting championship, triple-crown – .326 average, 44 homers, 121 RBIs – is a pretty great. Oops … forgot the Gold Glove. Yawkey also cited “his leadership. His inspiration for the younger players. “… He did things above and beyond the call of duty.” ...

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