Ned Yost, who led a rebuild of the Kansas City Royals and managed the team to two World Series and one world championship, will retire after the team’s season finale Sunday.
Yost, 65, became Royals skipper on May 13, 2010. He has 744 career wins in a Royals uniform, more than any of his predecessors.
“With the development of our young players and our returning veterans, I feel and hope the worst is behind us in this rebuilding phase of our organization,” Yost said. “My plan all along was to get us through the rough times, then turn it over to a new manager to bring us the rest of the way. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here as your manager and will never forget the good and the hard times we had together as an organization and a fan base. I will never forget the fact that you fans supported us through it all. Kansas City will always have a special place in my heart, and I look forward to rooting the Royals on to their next world championship very soon.”
The Royals won the American League pennant in 2014 and 2015, losing the 2014 World Series in seven games to San Francisco and then beating the Mets a year later to secure their first world championship since 1985.
Yost’s 2014 Royals won the wild card game over Oakland and then swept the Angels in the AL Division Series and the Orioles in the AL Championship Series, thereby becoming the first team in major league history to win its first eight postseason games.
Source: Fox Sports