Carl Yastrzemski is special to Boston sports fans for so many reasons. He is, of course, celebrated in large part because of what he did on the field during his 23-year Hall of Fame career with the Red Sox. For that, he is one of the most popular players in team history.

However, he's also celebrated for the way in which he embraced the city of Boston, the region of New England and its fans.

So, on Yaz's 72nd birthday, it's only fitting that NESN celebrates the birthday of a legend. See the video above for more.