Thursday, October 1, 2009

#1 Eddie Yost

Edward Frederick Joseph Yost (The Walking Man)
Bats: Right , Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" , Weight: 170 lb.
Born: October 13, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY

Drafted 13th by the Los Angeles Angels from the Detroit Tigers in the 1960 expansion draft.

ANGELS DEBUT: Popped out to shortstop vs. Baltimore April 11, 1961.
Ended his career with the Angels on July 28, 1962.

Batted .215 in 317 at bats with 80 walks.
1st batter in Angels history.

A much underrated ballplayer throughout his career who drew 100 or more walks in a season eight times, Eddie Yost has the most bases on balls of any eligible player not in the Hall of Fame. Although his career batting average was only .254, his uncanny ability to draw walks coined his nickname - enabling "The Walking Man" to have a lifetime on-base average of .394, comparable to Hall of Famers Rod Carew (.393) and Tony Gwynn (.388).

1 comment:

  1. Lets see who'e the first to catch the typo on Yost's "wood" card.