Author Topic: RIP Eddie Yost  (Read 326 times)

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Offline blue911

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RIP Eddie Yost
« Topic Start: October 16, 2012, 11:21:43 PM »
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Offline CALSGR8

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Re: RIP Eddie Yost
« Reply #1: October 16, 2012, 11:27:24 PM »
Sincere sympathies!

Offline welch

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Re: RIP Eddie Yost
« Reply #2: October 17, 2012, 10:41:22 PM »
A fine ballplayer: his hitting power got smothered in old Griffith Stadium, but he had pop; he drew walks like nobody else except for Ted Wiliams, and he was a good fielder. Incidentally, Yost replaced Cecil Travis, "the best player never to get a single vote for the Hall of Fame", when Travis returned from WWII and had to be moved from SS to 3B because his toes had been frostbitten during the Battle of the Bulge.

Career OBP of .394. Got more than 100 walks about eight times. Adam LaRoche led this year's Nats with about 65 walks.

Offline OldChelsea

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Re: RIP Eddie Yost
« Reply #3: October 18, 2012, 07:27:30 AM »
[...]he drew walks like nobody else except for Ted Wiliams[...]

In fact from 1946 through 1960 only three different men led the American League in walks: Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and 'The Walking Man'.

Offline EdStroud

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Re: RIP Eddie Yost
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Offline soxfan59

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Re: RIP Eddie Yost
« Reply #5: October 18, 2012, 09:22:45 AM »
Good ol' #1.  Underrated to be sure.