KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Kansas City Royals head coach Ned Yost is elected to the Royals Hall of Fame.
Yost earned the honor in his first ballot appearance with 88% support.
Yost was the Royals’ 16th full-time manager. The Royals hired him in May 2010. He led the team to a 22-9 postseason record.
His 2014 club was the first in major league history to start the postseason with eight straight wins in the Wild Card Game at home against Oakland, followed by the Los Angeles Angels (3-0) in the Division Series and Baltimore Orioles (4-0) in the Championship Series.
In 2015, Yost led the Royals to their second World Series title, earning Kansas City its second World Series championship and first in 30 years.
Yost holds the Royals all-time hits record (746) and was the first head coach to lead the Royals to consecutive World Series appearances.
He finished his career 32nd all-time in games managed in MLB history, with 2,544, three more than National Baseball Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver. Yost also finished 45th all-time in MLB history with 1,203 manager wins, according to the Royals.
To be eligible for the Royals Fall of Fame ballot, Alumni have just played at least three years with the team. They must have a minimum of 1,500 on-base appearances, or 300 innings pitched, or manage the equivalent of three seasons.
Yost will be the 27th inductee of the Royals Hall of Fame.
It will be inducted in a ceremony on September 2, 2023, before the game against the Boston Red Sox.