Royals Managerial Career
Named the 16th full-time manager in Kansas City Royals history on May 13, 2010...signed a one-year extension on Sept. 30, 2018, to return for the 2019 season ... Signed extensions four times previously in his career: July 31, 2010 for the 2011-12 seasons (with an option for 2013); Oct. 1, 2013 for the 2014-15 seasons; Jan. 13, 2015 for the 2016 campaign and Feb. 17, 2016 for the 2017-18 seasons ... Enters the 2019 season as the longest tenured active manager in the American League and in club history, posting a 687-736 record (.483) in 1,423 regular season games…that includes a 351-297 mark (.542) between the 2013-16 seasons, which tied for the fifth-highest winning percentage in the Majors during that span ... Entered 2019 ranking fourth among active managers in games (2,382) and fifth in wins (1,144)...he's also 40th all-time in games and 49th in victories ... Led the Royals to their first World Series title and first division championship in 30 years during the 2015 season…the club's 95 victories that year were third-most in franchise history and tops since the 1980 club won 97 games ... Became the first KC skipper to lead the franchise to multiple World Series appearances (2014-15), while he's the third to reach the postseason in consecutive seasons, joining Whitey Herzog (1976-78) and Dick Howser (1984-85) ... Recorded his 1,000th win as a Major League manager on September 17, 2016 with a 3-2 triumph over the Chicago White Sox…collected his 500th win as Royals manager on June 12 of the same year, also over the White Sox (3-1) ... Became winningest manager in franchise history on June 18, 2015 with a 3-2 win over Milwaukee, passing Whitey Herzog's previous record of 410 ... Collected 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 24th all-time and rank fifth among active skippers, trailing only Bruce Bochy (44), Terry Francona (40), Joe Maddon (32) and Dave Roberts (23) ... Led the Royals to a Major League-record eight consecutive victories to start the 2014 Postseason…he also became the first manager in MLB history to win his first eight postseason games ... Served as the manager of the American League All-Star team at the 2015 and 2016 Midsummer Classic, leading the AL to wins in both games...was also a coach for the Junior Circuit in the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City.
Pre-Royals Managerial Career
Managed the Milwaukee Brewers beginning in 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, leading the club to a 83- 79 record and a second-place finish in the NL Central in 2007, marking Milwaukee's first winning season in 15 years ... The Brewers were 83-67 in 2008 when he was dismissed and on their way to winning the NL Wild Card, the franchise's first playoff appearance since their World Series campaign in 1982, when Yost was a catcher on the club ... A member of Tony La Russa's 2005 National League All-Star coaching staff.
Prior to managing the Brewers, spent 12 seasons on the Major League staff of the Atlanta Braves, 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 ... 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.
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 ... Played parts of six seasons in the Majors with the Brewers (1980-83), Rangers (1984) and Expos (1985), batting .212 with 15 doubles, four triples, 16 home runs, 64 RBI and 54 runs in 219 games ... Member of the 1982 American League Champion Milwaukee Brewers…appeared in one game of the World Series against the Cardinals, drawing a walk in his only plate appearance ... Traded by the Brewers with LHP Dan Scarpetta to the Rangers for catcher Jim Sundberg on December 8, 1983.
Yost and wife, Deborah, have four children: daughter, Jenny, and three sons, Ned IV, Josh and Andrew and grandchildren, Jordan, Everly and Amber Lin…Ned IV is currently a coach in the Brewers' minor league system ... 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.