Edgar Frederick "Ned" Yost III (/ˈjoʊst/; born August 19, 1955) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and...

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...

Yost, as a player, was used primarily as a backup catcher for the Brewers from 1980 to 1983 (which included the 1982 World Series), and then spent a year with the Texas...

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 average was...

Yost briefly had a second career as a taxidermist in Jackson, Mississippi in between his playing days...

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 Series championship team. In 1999...

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...

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 June 23 but failed to...

He was fired as manager on September 15, 2008, with 12 games remaining in the regular season. The Brewers were still...

On May 13, 2010, Yost was named manager of the Kansas City Royals, replacing Trey Hillman. Prior to the 2012 season, the Royals signed Yost...

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

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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