Wellesley Hills resident Eddie Yost, known as “The Walking Man” because he earned so many bases on balls during his major league baseball career, has died at the age of 86 from heart problems. Yost spent 18 years in the majors as a player, mainly with the Washington Senators, and then 22 more as a coach, including with the Red Sox. During his playing days as a third baseman, he led the league in walks six times (full stats here). Yost also served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy. Yost and his wife Patricia had three children, and after Yost’s retirement, he spent much of his time on hobbies such as restoring old clocks and carousel horses, and hobnobbing with friends in Wellesley. A private memorial will be held at the family’s cemetery plot in Wellesley.
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