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Ned Yost #3

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Full Name:
Ned Yost
Uniform #:
3

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.

• 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.

• He is the fourth Royals manager to lead the franchise to the playoffs, joining Whitey Herzog (1976-78), Jim Frey (1980) and Dick Howser (1981, 84-85).

• 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.

Pre-Royals Managerial Career

• Managed the Milwaukee Brewers from 2003 before being relieved of his duties on September 15, 2008...compiled a 457-502 mark as the Brewers' skipper...named as the Milwaukee manager on October 29, 2002.

• Turned the Brewers around after going 68-94 in his first season in 2003...steadily increased the win total and led the club to a 83-79 record and a second-place finish in the N.L. Central in 2007, marking Milwaukee's first winning season since 1992.

• The Brewers were 83-67 in 2008 when he was dismissed and on their way to winning the N.L. Wild Card, the Brewers' first playoff appearance since their World Series campaign in 1982, when Yost was a catcher on the club.

• Was a member of Tony La Russa's 2005 National League All-Star coaching staff.

Coaching Career

• Prior to his managerial time with the Brewers, Yost spent 12 seasons on the Major League staff of the Atlanta Braves from 1991-2002...the Braves won their division in each of Yost's seasons on the staff with the exception of the strike-shortened 1994 campaign.

• Yost served Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox as the bullpen coach from 1991-98 and then as the third base coach from 1999-2002.

• Joined the Braves organization after retiring as a player following the 1987 season...managed for three seasons in the Atlanta system at Class A Sumter in the South Atlantic League, accumulating a 197-223 (.469) record.

Playing Career

• Selected by the New York Mets in the first round (7th overall) in the secondary phase of the June 1974 draft...originally selected by the Montreal Expos in the second round of the January 1974 draft, but did not sign.

• Acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Mets organization in the 1977 Rule 5 draft.

• He played parts of six seasons in the Majors with the Brewers (1980-83), Rangers (1984) and Expos (1985), batting .212 with 15 doubles, 4 triples, 16 home runs, 64 RBI and 54 runs in 219 games.

• A member of the 1982 American League Champion Milwaukee Brewers, appearing in one game of the World Series against the Cardinals and walking in his only plate appearance.

• Traded by the Brewers with LHP Dan Scarpetta on December 8, 1983 to the Rangers for catcher Jim Sundberg.

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 is 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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