The KC Royals said goodbye and to the manager that took them through the World Series and it was a moment for fans to remember.
While September brought many things to the Royals that instilled some sort of hope in the future, one thing did bring some unknowns. Long-time manager Ned Yost announced his retirement at the end of the season, bringing to close a decade of Yost in the dugout.
Love him or hate him, Ned Yost brought winning back into the dictionary at Kauffman Stadium. While often criticized for strange moves and interesting management of the bullpen, Yost helped bring a team from loss to Champions.
While the team quickly fell off, the legacy will always remain, and Ned Yost will be remembered as the Championship manager that he became in 2015.
To show the love and support from the team and Royals fans alike, the team held a ceremony for Yost on September 27th before their final homestand of the season. Yost’s decade with the Royals was remembered by all, and by some of those players who spent the most time with him, including Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez.
Yost brought two great years of postseason games to Kansas City, and it’s only right that his retirement ceremony is remembered as one of the top moments of September.