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03-03-2006, 06:02 PM
Would you possibly be able to give me information on the lengths and weights of Louisville Slugger K48 model bats that Carl Yastrzemski used during the 1980-1983 labeling period. This information would be most appreciative. I just signed up for gameusedforum.com and look forward to the use of this valuable resource.


03-03-2006, 06:21 PM
Jim, Mike. I hate to one-up this post, but if possible, anything you could post as far as Yaz's models would be appreciated. Especially his earlier models. Thanks.

03-03-2006, 08:12 PM
Hi Greg - there are 5 orders of K48 model bats by Baseball Miscellaneous and not the Red Sox during the 80-83 labeling period. Baseball Miscellaneous usually refers to some promotional type of entity. I do not believe that Yaz used K48 model bats during that time frame. I would be highly skeptical of a K48 bat from this period and provenance would be key. I personally would stay away from K48 Yaz bats from this period. Could he have used this model? Maybe - but use characteristics and provenance would be key to accept one as a legitimate game used bat. If I can be of any further assistance, let me know. Jim

03-03-2006, 08:21 PM
Hi Terry - Yaz's records are very, very long and go back to 1959. Is there a specific period you are looking at researching?

Prior to 1960 he used S2, K48 and B211 model bats. In 1961 he ordered B211, R45, S2, K48, W215 and R43 model bats. From July of 1961, until March of 1964, he exclusively ordered W215 model bats except for one order in 1963 which appears to be S2 model bats. Moving forward from 1964, W183, W215, K55 and W166 were the predominant models in 1964 and 1965. From April of 1965 to July of 1975, he only ordered W215 model bats. After 1975, to the end of his career, he ordered W215, P89, B267, D113, R206, C243, M110 and C271 model bats. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks, Jim

03-03-2006, 08:38 PM
That's good enough. Thanks again Jim.

03-04-2006, 09:42 AM

I certainly appreciate your time and effort in answering my question regarding Yaz K48 model bats from 1980-1983. Thanks again.


03-04-2006, 05:59 PM
You are both very welcome....Yaz was probably, outside of Willie Mays, my favorite non-Yankee or Met from the 70s ( even though Willie spent the 72 and 73 seasons with the Mets ).....you can always ask questions about Yaz bats!! Jim Caravello

03-04-2006, 10:42 PM

Do the (5) orders of the K48 Yaz bats by Baseball Miscellaneous specify the lengths of the bats they received? Thanks once again for your time. This GameUsedForum is great for the hobby.

03-05-2006, 10:12 AM
Hi Greg - all but one order by Baseball Miscellaneous were 34.5" bats. There was one order of 35" bats. Thanks, Jim

05-30-2006, 10:11 PM
Hello, I was reading through these old threads, and was wondering about some Yaz bats I have seen around with CY2, CY3, and CY4 stamped in the ends, does this indicate store models? The bats I have seen have the 125 (not underlined) and a powerized on the label, I believe they are in the 1973-1975 date range. Any help will be appreciated.


05-31-2006, 12:18 AM

The bats you mention with CY3, CY4, etc atamped into the knob are retail bats, usually stamped with the player's initials and the last number of the length (CY4 = Carl Yasttrzemski 34 inch) or often just the last number of the length(1.e. 4 ).

Here is a previous thread on Yaz bats that I believe Jim covered earlier:

Here is the Yaz 1980 ordering info (between 1/31/80 and 8/18/80) :

36 inches / 34 ounces: C243M (30 bats), R206 (30), M110 (18), D113 (12)

36 inches / 33 1/2 ounces: D113 (12)

36 inches / 33 ounces: D113 (12)

36 inches / 32 1/2 ounces: D113 (18)

36 inches / 32 ounces: D113 (6)

Note that early in his career Yaz used several models, including S2, K48, B211, R43 and R45. From July, 1971 he ordered Model W215 over 90 % of the time through 1976. Other much less frequently ordered models during that period were orders of W166, Wi83, P89, K55 and B267. From 1976 through 1981 orders of the following models are documented; P89, W215, D113, B267, C243, R206, and M110, with no particular preference. Bat lengths between 34 inches and 36 inches are documented, with 35 inch and 36 inch bats most characteristic of Yaz' orders.

For those who are interested, Yaz is responsible for Model Y14 on 4/26/60 using a C28 barrel and S2 handle. Apparently it didn't turn out as he had hoped, as he never ordered that bat again.

Good Luck in future collecting.