More than 36 years later, Red Sox fans got to see a Yastrzemski hit a home run for the opposing team.
San Francisco Giants left fielder Mike Yastrzemski hit a home run off Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi in the fourth inning of their 7-6 extra-innings win. Mike is the grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski. It was his 20th home run of the season.
“I was just excited being able to do that before friends and family,” Yastrzemski said after the game. “The crowd reactions, all night, were incredible. I can't thank them enough for being supportive.”
Even Eovaldi thought the moment was special.
“Yeah, it's cool,” Eovaldi said. “And I mean you see our fans, too, they give him a really good welcome. Cool experience.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.