Former Senator Eddie Yost passes away at 86

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Former Washington Senator Eddie Yost passed away Tuesday at the age of 86.

Eddie Yost, known as "The Walking Man" for his ability to draw walks, died on Tuesday at the age of 86. Yost spent 18 years playing third base in the majors. Of his 18 years, 14 seasons were spent with the Washington Senators, and two with each of the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels.

During Yost's career, he drew 1,614 walks, which ranks him 11th all-time in that statistic. He led the AL in walks six times and on-base percentage twice. In 1952, he made the All-Star team as a member of the Senators. His career high in walks was 151 in 1956, which ties him for the ninth highest single-season total in MLB history. His career batting average was .254, but due to his ability to draw walks he posted a career on-base percentage of .394.

After his playing career, Yost coached third base for the Senators, New York Mets and Boston Red Sox. He died in Weston, Mass.

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