Mike Yastrzemski

WATCH: Yaz' grandson hits first major league home run

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WATCH: Yaz' grandson hits first major league home run

For the first time since Sept. 10, 1983, they'll be a Yastrzemski home run in a major league box score.

Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of the Hall of Famer and Red Sox legend, hit his first major league homer on Friday night in Baltimore for the San Francisco Giants.

The younger Yaz, 28, a left fielder like his grandfather, was called up Saturday and is 6-for-22 in his brief major league career. He tripled in his first at-bat Friday against the team that drafted him out of Vanderbilt in 2013 and traded him to the Giants before this season.

Only 451 to go to catch Grandpa.

 

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Another Yastrzemski in the majors as Yaz' grandson gets called up by Giants

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Another Yastrzemski in the majors as Yaz' grandson gets called up by Giants

Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of the Hall of Famer and Red Sox legend, has been called up to the San Francisco Giants from Triple-A Sacramento.

Mike Yastrzemski is batting seventh and playing left field for San Francisco as they play host to the Arizona Diamondbacks at 4:05 p.m.

The younger Yastrzemski, who turns 29 in August, was hitting .316 with 12 home runs with Sacramento. The left-handed outfielder was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2013 after a standout college career at Vanderbilt. He played more than 700 games in the minors and was traded to the Giants before this season. San Francisco plays host to Arizona Sunday before traveling to Miami to play the Marlins on Monday. 

Mike Yastrzemski's father, also Mike, played at Florida State and reached Triple-A with the White Sox from 1986-88. He died at 43 in 2004. 

Giants fans aren't as familiar with the Yastrzemski name as Red Sox fans are. Watch a young fan ask the rookie outfielder how to pronounce his last name before his first taste of Major-League action

If he's a fraction of the player his grandfather was, Giants fans will have plenty of opportunities to learn how to say his name.

*UPDATE*

Yastrzemski will have to wait to record his first major-league hit after going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a run scored in his debut. 

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