Carl Yastrzemski succeeded Ted Williams as left fielder for the Boston Red Sox. He led his team to the American League pennant in 1967, when he was also voted Most Valuable Player. In 1975, at the age of 37, he drove the Sox to the World Series again. Yastrzemski was the first AL player to reach 3,000 hits and 400 home runs and the last player to win baseball's fabled Triple Crown. In his 23 years with Boston, "Yaz" established numerous AL endurance records, including most games, most at bats and most consecutive seasons. He retired in 1983 and was enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989.