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.