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Sunday, September 03, 2023

Yost’s belief, trust in those around him led to Royals Hall of Fame

According to Ned Yost, the moment everything changed for the Royals was in the seventh inning of the 2014 American League Wild Card Game on Sept. 30, 2014.

The Royals were down four runs to the A’s with Jon Lester on the mound, but Yost heard a murmur throughout the home dugout that got louder by the second.

“We’re not losing tonight, not to this guy,” Yost remembers hearing. “Let’s get on, let’s get over. We’re not losing this game.”

The Royals scored three in the eighth and tied it in the ninth before Salvador Perez’s walk-off hit in the bottom of the 12th. It was a historic moment in Kansas City.

And for Yost?

“That was the moment they went from thinking they were good to knowing in their heart that they were good,” Yost said. “And they were unstoppable.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 03, 2023 at 05:05 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. ReggieThomasLives Posted: September 04, 2023 at 03:34 PM (#6140453)
Drive-by shot at Jon Lester. I like it!

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