Ned Yost bids farewell to Kansas City Royals fans

Marc LaVoie
September 29, 2019 - 11:14 pm
Sep 29, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost (3) waves to the crowd as he walks into the dugout after his last game before retirement against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Less than a week after announcing he was retiring from baseball, Royals manager Ned Yost took a bow Sunday before the team's fans at Kauffman Stadium.

It was the last game of the regular season. The Royals finished with a disappointing record of 59 wins, 103 losses.

But in honoring Yost, the Royals and their fans focused on better times. Yost is the winningest manager (745) in Royals history and he is the only bench boss to lead the team to back-to-back World Series appearances. The team won it all for the first time in 30 years in 2015.

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost (3) walks out onto the field with his family before being honored, prior to a game against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium.
At a celebration Friday at The K, Yost was honored along with his family. The players presented their departing manager with a new all-terrain vehicle to be used on his farm. Yost is an avid outdoorsman. Catcher Salvador Perez drove the camouflage ATV onto the field. 

The Royals defeated the playoff-bound Minnesota Twins 5-4. 

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