BOSTON -- The son of Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski
stole his father's identity and ran up thousands of dollars in debt
before he died last year.
Carl Yastrzemski's lawyer said Michael Yastrzemski incurred
debts including an IRS lien for $46,000 in unpaid
taxes and credit card debt described only as being under $100,000.
Attorney Neil Abbott told the Boston Herald that the younger
Yastrzemski impersonated his famous father to get the credit cards.
Michael Yastrzemski died last September at the age of 44 from
complications following hip surgery. The younger Yastrzemski was a
standout baseball player at Florida State and played in the minor
leagues, reaching Triple-A.
At the time of his death, he was living in Westfield, Mass., and working
at a Northampton, Mass., supermarket.