Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost is retiring at the end of this season. This according to MLB reporter Matt Kelly in an article posted on the Kansas City Royals website.

Yost retires as the winningest manager in Royals history and lead the franchise to back to back World Series appearances in 2014 and 2015, and a World Series win that second year.

Yost joined the Royals in 2010 after previously managing the Milwaukee Brewers from 2003-2008. He enters the last week of the 2019 season with over 1,200 victories and will finish his career with over 2,544 games managed.

According to a release from the Royals Yost says:

“I will never forget the fact that you fans supported us through it all. Kansas City will always have a special place in my heart, and I look forward to rooting the Royals on to their next world championship very soon.”

As a Royals fan, who can forget the years between 2013-2016? Living outside of Kansas City there were always the predictions and pundits saying that this would be the team's year. Yet most years, by mid May, the Royals would solidly be on the road to nowhere. Not from 2013-2016.

I remember many nights in 2014 and 2015 watching the Royals play on MLB-TV. Truth be told I had bought the service to watch the Cubs, but found myself turning the Royals on instead. It was fun baseball. The most fun I had watching the Royals since the 1980's. And for that, I thank you Ned Yost.