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Born and raised in Eureka, California, Ned Yost has made the transition many in the Majors have come to follow: become a catcher-turned manager.
Selected 7th overall by the New York Mets in the secondary phase of the June 1974 draft, Yost caught six seasons behind-the-plate as a backup catcher, taking his experiences to the Brewers (1980-83), Rangers (1984), and Expos (1985), totaling career averages of .212 with 15 doubles, four triples, 16 home runs, 64 RBI, and 54 runs in 219 games played.
Shorty after his retirement in 1987, Ned joined the Braves organization, spending 12 seasons on the managerial staff of the Atlanta Braves from 1991-2002 (winning the division in each of Yost’s seasons on staff). Due to the team’s sustained success, including a World Series Title in 1995, Ned earned his first stint as a skipper for the Milwaukee Brewers on October 29, 2002, succeeding Jerry Royster. The Brewers went on to make the playoffs in 2008, but Yost was unceremoniously fired two weeks before his team was set to play in the postseason. His first chapter at managing a major league ballclub ended with a win-loss record of 457-502.
Since his departure from Milwaukee, Yost has redeemed himself in his second tenure as manager, after leading the Kansas City Royals to the 2014 World Series since being hired in 2010. The Royals have gone on to win their most games since 1989, posting an 86-76 record in 2013 — their first winning season since 2003 — and they have also gone on to clinch their first playoff berth appearance since 1985 after finishing 89-73 in 2014.
In the 2014 postseason, Yost’s Royals swept the Baltimore Orioles in four straight games in the ALCS to give the franchise its first American League pennant in 29 years. And in doing so, the team became the first franchise in MLB history to win their first eight consecutive playoff games. Currently, Yost is the longest-tenured manager in Royals history and is under contract until the 2015 season.
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