On this date in 1969, Dick Williams pulls Carl Yastrzemski from the Red Sox lineup after one at bat and fines him $500 for "dogging it".
"Maybe Yaz and I could have gotten off to a better start if I'd called him into my office and asked him to resign as captain. Yeah, and maybe I should have asked everyone on the team how many games they wanted to play. And maybe I would have lasted in Boston about six months. And had my (expletive) living room repossessed. The hell with grace, I wanted wins."
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