Giants' Mike Yastrzemski homers in Fenway debut with grandfather Carl in attendance

It was already going to be a special night for the Yastrzemski family when San Francisco Giants rookie left fielder Mike Yastrzemski made his debut at the park where his grandfather, Carl, played his entire Hall of Fame career.

At least 150 friends and family purchased tickets to see him at Fenway Park this week, according to Yahoo Sports’ Hannah Keyser.

But in the series opener Tuesday night, the 29-year-old did was he was destined to do: hit a monster home run.

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San Francisco Giants left fielder Mike Yastrzemski fields a fly out by Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
San Francisco Giants' Mike Yastrzemski watches the flight of his solo home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Yastrzemski is the grandson of Red Sox great and Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
San Francisco Giants' Mike Yastrzemski (5) takes a swing as the lead off batter in a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Yastrzemski is the grandson of Red Sox great and Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski. Yastrzemski struck out in his plate appearance. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 17: Mike Yastrzemski #5 of the San Francisco Giants looks on during the tenth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox on September 17, 2019 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 17: Mike Yastrzemski #5 of the San Francisco Giants looks on in left field during the first inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox on September 17, 2019 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 17: Mike Yastrzemski #5 of the San Fransisco Giants poses for a photo during batting practice prior to the start of the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on September 17, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 17: Former Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Yastrzemski poses for a photograph with his grandson Mike Yastrzemski #5 of the San Francisco Giants during the filming of an MLB Network segment on September 17, 2019 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
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The 401-foot shot to center was Yastrzemski’s 20th of the year, increasing his team’s lead at that point to 5-1. Only 236 more to go until he matches his grandfather’s Fenway homers total.

It was his second at-bat of the game, but in his first, the home crowd gave him a fitting Yazstremski welcome.

And this is why we love sports.

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