Eddie Yost videos can be found throughout baseball history. Baseball: A film by Ken Burns, was the story of America's national pastime - an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. The saga brought to life rare images of baseball players hardly ever seen and in that vein Baseball Almanac is bringing to you Eddie Yost videos that have been researched by hand and specifically chosen to illustrate the life and times of this ballplayer.
"Yost had been with the Senators for 14 years when one day, while relaxing on sun-filled vacation, he opened the newspaper to discover that he had been traded to the Detroit Tigers. 'They donít usually do things like that,' Yost said now with a laugh. 'But I always liked going to Detroit, I was a pull hitter and it was only 340 feet going down the line. It was a good baseball town and I had one of my best years there ó led the league in walks, in runs scored, was a lead-off hitter and my on-base percentage was well over .400.'" - By Michael Ferrigno / Townsman Correspondent in The Wellesley Townsman (01/29/2010, 'Wellesley's 'Walking Man,' Eddie Yost, Source)
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Eddie "The Walking Man" Yost Autograph on a 1960 Topps (#245)
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Eddie Yost played in his first major league baseball game on 08-16-1944. His year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest appear on our comprehensive Eddie Yost baseball stats page.
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