Ned Yost has 700 wins

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost watched his squad get clobbered last night by the Baltimore Orioles, 9-2. The Orioles have now won five straight, their longest streak of the season.

For Yost, it was career loss number 806.

Saturday, the Royals defeated Justin Verlander and the Tigers and gave Yost his 700th career win.

Yost became the 87th manager with 700 wins and leaves him one behind Rogers Hornsby and four behind Jerry Manuel.

The most important figure for a manager is his won-lost pct. and Yost’s sits at .465, oddly just ahead of Hornsby’s .463 and just behind Ken Boyer‘s .465.

Nine to Know

  1. Joe Girardi leads all active managers at .569 followed by Davey Johnson at .561, and Charlie Manuel at .552.
  2. Bruce Bochy has 1499 wins and 1497 losses
  3. Mike Scioscia now has 1201 wins and last night earned his 1002nd loss
  4. Buck Showalter has 2197 wins
  5. Charlie Manuel has 996 wins
  6. Bob Melvin has 692 wins
  7. Ron Roenicke leads Don Mattingly 220 wins to 219 and John Farrell who has 214
  8. Farrell recently moved over the .500 mark as a manager. He’s 214-211.
  9. Farrell’s winning pct. is .504, the same as Jim Leyland (1730-703) and Bobby Valentine (1186-1165). How yummy is that?