This Week in 1960s Baseball
Williams closed out his Hall of Fame career in Boston by hitting a home run in his last major league at-bat.
Yastrzemski joined the Red Sox after two seasons in the Boston farm system, hitting a combined .356 over those two seasons. As a rookie, he would hit .266 in 1961 with 11 home runs and 80 RBIs. By 1963, he would win the first of three batting titles during the 1960s.
Yastrzemski would remain a fixture in the Red Sox’s lineup for the next 23 years and be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989.