Former Senator Eddie Yost passes away at 86

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

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.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.