Carl Yastrzemski squares off against Bill Belichick in the third round of the Boston’s Biggest Sports Legend tournament.
2. Carl Yastrzemski Carl Yastrzemski played 23 seasons in the majors and all of them with the Red Sox. Patrolling left field for the majority of his career, Yaz was an 18-time All-Star and winner of seven Gold Gloves. He is a member of the exclusive 3,000 hit club with 3,419 and was the first AL player to reach 3,000 hits and also 400 home runs in a career. The Red Sox’ all-time leader in career RBIs, runs, hits, singles, doubles, total bases and games played, Yastzremski trails only Ted Williams on the franchise’s all-time home run list. He led the Red Sox to the AL pennant for the first time in two decades in 1967 and received the 1967 AL MVP award for his outstanding season. Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989, Yaz is the last player to win the Triple Crown in the majors.
3. Bill Belichick Since 2000, no NFL team has won as many championships as the Patriots. Then again, no other NFL team has Bill Belichick as its coach. After coming to New England in 2000 to bring the Patriots to the top of the football world, Belichick has been at the helm of three world titles and four Super Bowl appearances. With victories in Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX, Belichick has put himself near the top of the coaching ranks in NFL history and, in the process, has turned the Patriots into the model franchise for the entire league. Named AP NFL Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2007, Belichick led the Patriots to an undefeated regular season in 2007 and their fourth Super Bowl appearance in seven years, a feat deemed improbable in the salary-capped NFL. Under Belichick, the Patriots have gone 116-45 (.720) in the regular season and 15-4 (.789) in the postseason.