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Ned Yost #3

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Ned Yost
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Royals Managerial Career

  • Named the 16th full-time manager in Kansas City Royals history on May 13, 2010...signed a two-year extension with an option year on July 31, 2010...Royals exercised the option for 2013 on February 14, 2012...signed a two-year extension for the 2014-15 seasons on October 1, 2013...agreed to a one-year extension that runs through the 2016 season on January 13 of this year.
  • Led Kansas City to its first postseason and World Series appearances since 1985 and its best record (89-73) since 1989...over the last two seasons, the Royals have amassed 175 victories with Yost at the helm, their most in any two-year stretch since 1988-89, when the club won 176 contests (84 in 1988 and 92 in 1989).
  • Became the longest tenured manager in Royals history on September 24 at Cleveland, managing his 771st game with KC...he passed Dick Howser (770).
  • Became the first manager in Major League history to win his first eight postseason games…his .733 postseason winning percentage (11-4) is seventh all-time in MLB history.
  • Served on Ron Washington's American League All-Star coaching staff for the 2012 Midsummer Classic played at Kauffman Stadium.
  • The Royals have posted a 373-402 (.481) record since he took the reins.

Miscellaneous Notes

  • Yost and his wife, Deborah, have four children: daughter, Jenny, and three sons, Ned IV, Josh and Andrew...Ned IV is currently a minor league coach in the Brewers system after playing in the minors for three seasons while Josh was a freestyle motocross professional.
  • His father, Ned (Sr.), was an All-American football player at Santa Rosa Junior College in California. 
  • Graduated from Dublin (Calif.) High in 1972 before playing baseball at Chabot Junior College in Hayward, Calif.
  • Inducted into the Central Wisconsin Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 and earned the "Nice Guy Award" at the 2005 Red Smith Sports Award Banquet in Appleton, Wis.
  • Wears uniform No. 3 as a tribute to his close friend, the late Dale Earnhardt. 

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