Royals Managerial Career
Named the 16th full-time manager in Kansas City Royals history on May 13, 2010...signed a two-year extension to his one-year contract on February 17, 2016, which runs through the 2018 season...has signed two-year extensions twice in his tenure, for the 2011-12 seasons with an option year (2013) on July 31, 2010 and for the 2014-15 seasons on October 1, 2013...Is the longest tenured manager in Royals history, posting a 468-469 (.499) in 937 regular season games on the bench...Entered 2016 ranking sixth among active managers in games (1,896) and wins (925)...he's also 62nd all-time in games and 66th in wins...Became winningest manager in franchise history on June 18, 2015 with a 3-2 win over Milwaukee...he earned his 411th victory passing Whitey Herzog (410)...Led the Royals to their first World Series title and first division championship in 30 years during the 2015 season...Became the first KC skipper to lead the franchise to multiple World Series appearances (2014-15), while he's just the third to reach the postseason in consecutive seasons, joining Whitey Herzog (1976-78) and Dick Howser (1984-85)... Since the start of 2013, has managed the club to the most wins (270) in the American League...won 95 games in 2015, which were the most by a Royals team in 35 years (97 in 1980)...Has posted a .710 (22-9) postseason winning percentage, which is tops among managers that have managed at least 20 playoff games...his 22 postseason victories are 20th all-time and rank third among active skippers, trailing only Bruce Bochy (42) and Terry Francona (28)...Became the first manager in Major League history to win his first eight postseason games...Served as the manager of the American League All-Star team in the 2015 Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati and will again this year in San Diego.
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.