Wednesday, August 20, 2008

YAZ Has Triple Bypass Surgery, And All Of Red Sox Nation Prays For Him

This is from the Wednesday morning Boston Globe. It seems that Carl Yastrzemski is doing well. Here are more details...
BOSTON—Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, the last player to hit for the Triple Crown, was resting comfortably Tuesday night after having triple bypass heart surgery.
Yastrzemski, who turns 69 on Friday, had the operation at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he underwent tests after experiencing chest pains in the morning, said his spokesman, Dick Gordon.
"He just got out of surgery, had his triple bypass and is resting comfortably," Gordon said at about 8:30 p.m. "The operation was a success."
Yastrzemski's family said the triple bypass was "a complete success" in a statement released Tuesday night by the Red Sox.
"We are most grateful for all of the prayers and support we have received," the family said.
What a relief. I'm so glad he had the warning signs instead of a full blown heart attack. Get well soon, Yaz. It'll always be "number 8 at the plate" for me...forever.


At 8/20/2008 12:56 PM, Blogger Suldog said...

I have great respect for Yaz. He is one of those rare personalities who really retired, not seeking the spotlight much at all after his playing days. God bless him.

At 8/20/2008 9:10 PM, Blogger Mainecatwoman said...

Love you, Yaz! Hang in there!

At 8/20/2008 11:02 PM, Blogger tommcmahon said...


At 8/21/2008 1:46 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hello Sul, MCW and Tomm...thank you so much. I remember Yaz in Fenway's left, in person (yes, I'm near ancient), and the WALL WAS HIS! Any baserunner trying to stretch a "wall ball" into a double was out halfway there. He was THAT good!
Stay well...


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