Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of Carl Yastrzemski, received sizable cheers from the fans at Fenway before his first at-bat Tuesday evening, and the cheers were even bigger later as he homered to center against Nathan Eovaldi in the top of the fourth.
Wearing No. 5, Yastrzemski flashed a small smile at the start of the game, as fans stood and applauded before he stepped into the box against Eovaldi. Yastrzemski ended up striking out on three pitches.
In his third at-bat, he connected on a 3-1 pitch for a solo homer. It was the first time a Yastrzemski homered at Fenway Park since 1983.
Yastrzemski, a 29-year-old left fielder with the Giants, entered Tuesday’s game hitting .265 with 19 homers and 51 RBI.
“I need to take a step back and get lost in maybe one of the moments and let myself appreciate that and experience it,” Mike Yastrzemski said of playing in the ballpark where his grandfather was revered.