Carl Yastrzemski

John Max 27 May,2018

Facts of Carl Yastrzemski

White American
Birth Name
Carl Michael Yastrzemski
Famous Name
Carl Yastrzemski
Carol Caspter
Married to
Nancy Benson


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$8 million


Carol Caspter
Married to
Nancy Benson

Carl Michael Yastrzemski, famously known as Carl Yastrzemski is a retired American who is renowned for the American Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox. An iconic player for Boston Red Sox, he was named in the Baseball Hame of Fame in 1989.

Currently seventy-nine, Yastrzemski's net worth is approximately $8 million. Moreover, the retired MLB player is married to Nancy Benson since 2002. Also, he shared three children together with his first ex-wife. 

Carl Yastrzemski’s Net Worth In 2022? Know His Salary History

A legend in the game of baseball, he has amassed tons of fortune over the course of his playing career. His net worth is estimated to be around $ 8 million in 2022.

CAPTION: Carl Yastrzemski SOURCE: Geni

During his playing stint, Yastrzemski was one of the best-paid MLB players. According to the source, his annual salary playing for Major League Baseball team, Boston Red Sox in 1971 and 1972 was $167,000

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Carl Yastrzemski’s Personal Life: Married, Wife, & Children

A devoted, committed, and passionate man to the game of baseball. Carl Yastrzemski gave his all to the game throughout his life.

He has been hailed as one of the greats that have ever played baseball. Talking about his personal life, Yastrzemski has been married twice in his life.

CAPTION: Carl Yastrzemski with his first wife and two children SOURCE: eBay

His first marriage was with Carol Casper in 1960. Together the couple had four children, Sue, Mary Ann, Mike, and Kara Yastrzemski. Later they got a divorce.

Among four, their son Carl Michael Yastrzemski Jr., a.k.a. Mike was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the third round in 1984. Mike died at age 44 from a blood clot after having hip surgery in 2004.

Furthermore, Carl's grandson Michael Andrew Yastrzemski, Mike's son was drafted by the Red Sox in 2009 and the Seattle Mariners in 2012. As of 2019, Michael plays for San Francisco Giants. 

After divorce, Carl tied the wedding knot with Nancy Benson, in 2002. Since then the couple is living a blissful life. 

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Carl Yastrzemski’s Bio & Early Career

Carl Yastrzemski is of American nationality. He was born to Hattie Skonieczny and Carl Yastrzemski Sr on August 22, 1939, in Southampton, New York, USA.

He comes from a farmer background as his father was a potato farmer and also raised cattle.

Yastrzemski was interested in playing baseball since his early childhood days and had a career batting an average of .512 at  Bridgehampton High and during his senior year, he was approached by the New York Yankee.

He was offered $ 60,000 as a contract amount but due to his father’s insistence,e he did not accept anything less than $ 100,000.

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Carl Yastrzemski’s Career

After New York Yankees declined the offer, he went to Notre Dame University on a full scholarship for both baseball and basketball.

He was offered $ 108,000  by Boston Red Sox and eventually, he accepted the offer and joined the club to begin his professional career at the highest level.

After only one season in the minor league, he was called into the major league and was the prominent player at the Red Sox. The player went on to win the American League batting champions and later received the MVP award by winning the Triple Crown Championships with a .326 batting average, 121 RBIs, and scoring 44 home runs.

He also won the Golden Glove as the best defensive left fielder in the league. He, later, announced his retirement from the professional playing career in 1983.

Yastrzemski went to record 3,000 hits and scored 400 home runs during his 23 years of playing for the Red Sox.

For his outstanding contribution to the baseball game, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989 with due honor.

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