Ned Yost

Edgar Frederick "Ned" Yost III (born August 19, 1955, in Eureka, California) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and a former manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. 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 Rangers (1984; he played a career-high 80 games with the Rangers, hitting .182) and played 5 games for the Montreal Expos (1985) before retiring. 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 .987). Before managing the Brewers, Yost worked as a bullpen coach (1991-98) and third-base coach (1999-2002) under Bobby Cox in the Atlanta Braves organization for 12 seasons. On October 29, 2002, Yost was named the Brewers manager, succeeding Jerry Royster. National League manager Tony La Russa named Yost to be part of his coaching staff for the 2005 MLB All-Star Game. Yost's tenure oversaw a revitalization of the Brewers franchise, leading them from laughing stock to championship contender. His teams were
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