June 25, 2024

Since making his MLB debut in 2019, San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski has occasionally found himself in the spotlight, largely due to his lineage. Being the grandson of the legendary Boston Red Sox outfielder and first baseman Carl Yastrzemski, a Hall of Famer, Triple Crown winner, and three-time batting champion, brings its own level of attention.

Given that the Giants and Red Sox don’t often face each other, the younger Yastrzemski doesn’t frequently encounter his grandfather’s immense legacy on the field. However, when their paths do cross, memorable moments tend to unfold. For instance, on September 18, 2019, Carl threw Mike a ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park.

Giants' Mike Yastrzemski Hits Special Homer at Fenway Park After Greeting From Hall of Fame Grandfather

On Thursday, Mike may have even surpassed that moment. After greeting his grandfather in the Fenway Park clubhouse, he hit a home run in the third inning, giving San Francisco a 1-0 lead.

While it was only Mike’s third home run of the season, its timing and location couldn’t have been better.

If he aims to match his grandfather’s career home run total at Fenway Park, he still has a significant 235 to go.

 

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