Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Baseball Card of the Day... 1983 Topps Ned Yost

Over the Memorial Day weekend the defending World Series Champion Kansas City Royals regained the lead in the Amedical League Central Division by sweeping the series from the Chicago White Sox.

Manager Ned Yost has the Royals playing terrific baseball again, and are 8-2 in their last 10 games.

The Royals re-claiming of the A.L. Central makes my 1983 Topps #297 of Ned Yost today's card of the day.


Edgar Frederick Yost was the 1st RD. draft pick, the 7th player selected overall in 1974 by the New York Mets.

Yost was an average big league catcher, at best, who played six years in the big leaguescreen for the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, and the old Montreal Expos.

In 1983 Yost played in 61 games for the Brewers, batting .224, with 6 home runs and 28 RBI.

In the field Yost made 8 errors in 252 chances as the Brewers catcher, a fielding percentage of .971.

Yost became a big league managerial in 2003 with the Brewers, managing the team until he was fired in 2008.

In 2010 he became the Royals manager, replacing Trey Hilman on May 14th.

Yost has led the Royals to a fantastic turnaround the past 4 years, from a club that was floundering into back to back American League pennants in 2014 and 15, and last year's World Series victory over the Mets.

It's going to be a fun summer of baseball, and a terrific race for the A.L. Central between the Royals, Indians, Tigers, and ChiSox.

Play Ball!

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