Edgar Frederick "Ned" Yost III (/ˈjoʊst/; born August 19, 1955) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and current manager of the Kansas City Royals. He previously...

Yost was born on California's North Coast in Eureka. Yost attended and played baseball at Dublin High School in Dublin, California. He had significant difficulty hitting prior to his junior and senior years, yet improved after building...

Yost, as a player, was used primarily as a backup catcher for the Brewers from 1980 to 1983 (which included the 1982 World...

He never had more than 242 at bats in a season. He ended his career with a .212 batting average, and .237 on-base percentage, in 605 at bats. He had a .982 fielding percentage (the league...

After a brief stint managing in the minors, Yost joined the Atlanta Braves organization. He was the Braves' bullpen coach from 1991 to 1998 and earned a ring as a part of the 1995 World...

Yost's tenure oversaw a revitalization of the Brewers franchise, leading them from losing records to championship contender. However, his teams were plagued by inconsistency, most notably squandering a large lead in the division during...

Yost's managing came under fire late in 2007. During the season, the Brewers held an 8-1/2 game division lead over the Cubs by...

He was fired as manager on September 15, 2008, after being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies in a four-game series. Third-base coach Dale Sveum was named his interim replacement and served until the end of the season, leading the...

Following the 2009 season, Yost was a candidate to be the next manager of the Houston Astros, however the position was filled by Brad...

On May 13, 2010, Yost was named manager of the Kansas City Royals, replacing Trey Hillman. On February...

In 2014, Yost led the Royals to their first playoff berth since 1985, finishing 89-73. On October 15, 2014, Yost's Royals swept the Baltimore...

His son, Ned Yost IV, is a coach in the Brewers' farm system. He is the hitting coach for the Brevard County Manatees, Class A Advanced minor...


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