Today's birthdays: Yastrzemski, Wilander, Cobb

Sport360 staff 08:30 22/08/2016
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(L-R): Yastrzemski, Wilander, Cobb.

Few baseball players have ever achieved a list of accomplishments as deep as the one Yastrzemski compiled by the end of his Hall of Fame career.

Born on this day, he man nicknamed as ‘Yaz’ was born on this day in 1939 and turned into one of the best outfielders ever.

Playing his entire 23-year career with the Boston Red Sox, the American was an 18-time All-Star, a seven-time Golden Glove winner and three-time American League batting champion.

He ranks second on the all-time list for most career runs batted in and third for total at-bats.

Yastrzemski’s finest moment came in 1967 when he led the Red Sox to the AL pennant, in the process winning the AL MVP and Triple Crown – a feat which was not repeated until 2012.

His No8 is retired by the Red Sox and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989.

1941: Bill Parcells, American football coach who won two Super Bowl titles with the New York Giants (75).

1956: Paul Molitor, American manager for the MLB’s Minnesota Twins and former Hall of Fame player (60).

1964: Mats Wilander, Swedish former tennis player who was ranked No1 and won seven grand slam titles (52).

1990: Randall Cobb, American NFL player for the Green Bay Packers and 2014 Pro Bowler (26).

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