Eddie Yost

Yost earned distinction through his ability to draw bases on balls but was also a dependable hitter and a record-setting third baseman. He never played in the minors, going right from the Brooklyn sandlots and New York University to the Washington Senators, but lost time in 1944-46 to military service. His keen eye earned him eight seasons with 100 or more walks; he led the American League six times. He led the AL with 36 doubles in 1951 and scored an AL-high 115 runs for the Tigers in 1959.
Yost led third basemen in putouts a major league record eight times. When he retired in 1962, he had played a major league record 2,008 games at 3B, and held AL records for putouts, assists, and chances at 3B. He played 838 straight games from July 6, 1949, until sidelined by tonsillitis in 1955. No player with fewer than 200 HR has matched Yost’s 1,614 career walks. His 28 home runs leading off the game in his career set a since-surpassed ML record. Yost became a third base coach for the Senators, Mets, and Red Sox.