Carl Yastrzemski undergoes heart surgery

August 20th, 2008 - 9:17 pm ICT by David M N James  

Carl Yastrzemski throwing a ballCarl, a hall of fame name underwent a successful heart surgery. The triple bypass surgery on the hall of Fame Carl Yastrzemski, who is rated as the last player to hit for the Triple Crown was done expertly by practitioners. Carl came off the operation Tuesday night after the triple bypass heart surgery. Yastrzemski, is approaching 69 and will celebrate his 69th birthday this Friday. He was admitted in Massachusetts General Hospital where he was operated on. Carl was diagnosed before undergoing the sensitive operation. According to hospital sources Carl Yastrzemski was experiencing chest pains and he reported to the hospital. He was examined and then doctors recommended an operation.

According to the hospital spokesman Dick Gordon, Carl got off surgery successfully. Gordon confirmed that Carl had his triple bypass and was resting and that the operation was very successful. Family and relatives of the Yastrzemski family said prayers and hailed the successful operation. Carl is a famous Yaz player who became an 18-time All-Star. He was with the Boston Red Sox for most of his career life, taking over the field for Ted Williams in 1961 and playing through 1983. Yastrzemski remains top five former Red Sox players to have been retired by the team. His jersey No. 8 is painted on the right field grandstands at Fenway, along those of Williams, Carlton Fisk, Bobby Doerr and Joe Cronin. No one has ever outworked the star though most pundits say he never reached the top best performance to rank as a super player.

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