Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May 16th

Two days after Mickey Mantle belted his 500th, Boston Great Carl Yaztremski hits his 100th Major League Home Run.  He will go on to win The Triple Crown this year as well as The American League MVP Award as The Boston Red Sox make it to the World Series, only to lose 4 games to 3 to the St. Louis Cardinals.  

Yaz will finish his career with 452 home runs, playing all 23 years of his major league career for The Boston Red Sox.  Along the way he was named to the American League All-Star Team 17 times.  In 1989 he was elected to The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.  His 3,419 career hits ranks him sixth on the all-time list.

The Monkees' new album "Headquarters" is shipped to distributors.  (It is also available on 8-Track Tape!)  Once again, the LP is certified gold with sales of over one million dollars in advance copies alone before it ever hit store shelves.