In this episode, Mike sits down with former Major League Baseball player and manager Ned Yost to discuss his career, and how he influenced so many other players and coaches over the course of 40 years in the big leagues. He also shares some fascinating insights and stories from some of the game’s all-time best players and managers, including Bobby Cox and Ted Simmons.
Yost played six seasons in MLB for three different teams – Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, and Montreal Expos. After a brief stint as a Minor League manager, Yost served as an Assistant Coach for the Atlanta Braves, serving as bullpen coach from 1991-98, and third base coach from 1999-2002. Following the 2002 season, Yost was named Manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, a position he held through 2008.
In May 2010, Yost was named Manager of the Kansas City Royals, where he remained until he retired following the 2019 season. In 2013, he led the Royals to their first winning season in 10 years. Just two years later, Yost led the Royals to the best record in the American League, and ultimately to their first World Series title in 30 years.