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Eddie Yost, former Red Sox coach, dies at 86

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  October 17, 2012 04:44 PM

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Eddie Yost, a former major league third baseman and a Red Sox coach from 1977-84, died on Tuesday according to the Associated Press. He was 86.

Nicknamed "The Walking Man," Yost played 18 seasons with the Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers, and Los Angeles Angels. He drew 1,614 walks, leading the league six times.

Thanks to his good eye, Yost had a career .394 on-base percentage. He is 11th all-time in walks.

After his playing days, Yost was a third-base coach for the Red Sox, New York Mets, and Senators.

Yost passed away in Weston. The Red Sox said he is survived by his daughters, Felita and Alexis, and son Mike.

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