Daily Almanac for Sunday, October 2, 2022

On this date in 1983, the baseball star named “Yaz”, Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski retired after 3308 major league games, 3419 hits and a .285 lifetime batting average. Here is Carl Yastrzemski in 1976. He is 83 years old today. By Unknown author – Boston Red Sox via tradingcarddb.com, Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org


Carl Michael Yastrzemski (/jəˈstrɛmski/; nicknamed “Yaz”; born August 22, 1939) is an American former Major League Baseball player. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989. Yastrzemski played his entire 23-year Major League career with the Boston Red Sox (1961–1983). He started his career primarily as a left fielder, but also played 33 games as a third baseman. Later in his career he was mainly a first baseman and designated hitter. Yastrzemski is an 18-time All-Star, the possessor of seven Gold Gloves, a member of the 3,000 hit club, and the first American League player in that club to also accumulate over 400 home runs. He is second on the all-time list for games played, and third for total at-bats. He is the Red Sox’ all-time leader in career RBIs, runs, hits, singles, doubles, total bases, and games played, and is third on the team’s list for home runs, behind Ted Williams and David Ortiz.

In 1967 Yastrzemski achieved a peak in his career, leading the Red Sox to the American League pennant for the first time in over two decades and being voted the 1967 American League MVP. Yastrzemski also won the Triple Crown that year, something not accomplished again in the Major Leagues until Miguel Cabrera did so in 2012.

Carl Yastrzemski bats at Fenway Park (c. 1979). By Steven Carter from Northern New England, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org


Carl Yastrzemski’s number 8 was retired by the Boston Red Sox in 1989. By Fredddie – Own work, Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org


Question of the Day

I live in Chicago and have Stargazer lilies in large plastic containers. How should I winterize them?

Dig up the bulbs and store them in ventilated bags (onion sacks) in a cool room out of the sun. Make sure to wrap the bulbs in moist (damp, not wet) newspaper, or put the bulbs in bags of barely moist peatmoss sphagnum. The material must be damp, not wet. If the bulbs are allowed to dry out, they will die. If kept too wet, the bulbs will rot. Check the material (sphagnum/newspaper) every few weeks to re-wet it if necersssary. The cooler you keep the bulbs the better (above freezing).

Advice of the Day

If you encounter yourself in your dreams, there’s something you need to confront.

Home Hint of the Day

Use a cream-type silver polish to remove stains and water marks from marble tabletops.

Word of the Day

Roman indiction

A number in a 15-year cycle, established January 1, a.d. 313, as a fiscal term. Add 3 to any given year in the Christian era and divide by 15; the remainder is the Roman Indiction. If there is no remainder, it is 15.

Puzzle of the Day

How do you fix a jack-o’-lantern?

With a pumpkin patch.


  • Nat Turner (slave) – 1800
  • Julius von Sachs (botanist) – 1832
  • Sir William Ramsay (chemist) – 1852
  • Mahatma Gandhi (Indian spiritual leader) – 1869
  • Wallace Stevens (poet) – 1879
  • Groucho Marx (actor) – 1890
  • Bud Abbott (comedian) – 1895
  • Alex Raymond (cartoonist, creator of Flash Gordon) – 1909
  • Jack Finney (author) – 1911
  • Don McLean (musician) – 1945
  • Donna Karan (fashion designer) – 1948
  • Sting (singer) – 1951
  • Lorraine Bracco (actress) – 1955
  • Kelly Ripa (actress & television host) – 1970
  • Tiffany (singer) – 1971


  • Rock Hudson (actor) – 1985
  • Adrian Spies (television writer) – 1998
  • Gene Autry (singer & songwriter) – 1998
  • Nipsey Russell (actor) – 2005
  • Tom Petty (musician) – 2017


  • Brigham Young, Mormon leader, is arrested in Salt Lake City on polygamy charges– 1871
  • Estimated 7.1 earthquake, Pleasant Valley, Nevada– 1915
  • President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke leaving him partially paralyzed– 1919
  • Peanuts cartoon debuted– 1950
  • Bob Shaw set an NFL record with five touchdown passes– 1950
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents made its television debut– 1955
  • The Twilight Zone premiered– 1959
  • Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court justice– 1967
  • President Lyndon Johnson signed a bill establishing the Redwood National Park in California– 1968
  • Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski retired after 3308 major league games, 3419 hits and a .285 lifetime batting average– 1983
  • Eastern Maine was shook by a magnitude 3.9 earthquake– 2006


  • Racer’s Storm – named for the H.M.S. Racer, which had encountered it in the Caribbean – began its rampage of the South near Brownsville, Texas. It was one of the most destructive hurricanes of the 19th century, covering more than 2,000 miles.– 1837
  • A severe windstorm hit northern California and Oregon, causing crop damage in the Sacramento Valley– 1882

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