Mike Yastrzemski Passes Carl Yastrzemski’s Rookie Year Home Run Total


The San Francisco Giants are hanging on in the National League playoff race, sitting just four games out of the second wild-card spot entering Sunday.

Much of that is thanks to 28-year-old rookie Mike Yastrzemski, who has provided a nice spark to the Giants offense since his call-up back in May. He did so again Sunday night by mashing his 12th homer of the season.

That 12th bomb holds a little more significance than the first 11, though. His grandfather, Boston Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski, hit 11 during his rookie campaign, meaning the legacy surpassed the legend Sunday night.

Check out his 12th blast:

Entering Sunday, Yastrzemski was hitting .263 in 224 at-bats.

Thumbnail photo via Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY Sports Images

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