Stuff I knew about Eddie Yost......
- He walked a lot.
- Because of that he was called the 'Walking Man'.
- That's pretty much it.
Stuff I never knew (or remembered) about Eddie Yost (but learned on the 'net)....
- He played a looong time for the Senators.
- The Senators traded him so Harmon Killebrew could get his shot.
- He played for the Tigers and Angels from '59 to '62.
- He led the A.L. in walks the year this card came out.
- He was the first Los Angeles Angel to ever step up to the plate.
- He's third in putouts among third baseman behind only Brooks Robinson and Jimmy Collins.
- He got a Masters in P.E from NYU (woot!!!).
- He was born in Brooklyn.
- He came back to the Nats as a coach and managed ONE game as an interim manager in 1963.
- He lost that game.
- When he took off his cap, he looked a lot more like a pharmacist than a ballplayer.