‘Walking Man’ Yost passes away at 86nationals.com
The “walking man” Eddie Yost, perhaps the greatest #1 in D.C. baseball history if not all D.C. sports history, died yesterday three days after his 86th birthday. A third baseman, Yost led the American League in walks four times during his playing days with the 14 seasons he played for Washington Senators. His on-base percentage with the Nats was .389. He never hit above .300. He finished his playing career with the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels.

Yost was a third-base coach with the expansion Senators from 1963-1967, managing a game in 1963 after Mickey Vernon was fired and Gil Hodges took over. Yost followed Hodges to the New York Mets in 1968 and was the third base coach there through 1976. His final job was with the Boston Red Sox through 1984. Yost was a native New Yorker.

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