Royals manager Ned Yost announces retirement

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Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost talks to players before a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSNT) – Kansas City’s all-time winningest manager announced Monday he’s retiring.

Ned Yost will officially retire Sunday, Sept. 29 after the season finale against the Minnesota Twins.

Yost is the all-time winningest manager in franchise history with 744 wins and is the first manager to lead the Royals to back-to-back World Series appearances, including their 2015 title win.

“With the development of our young players and our returning veterans, I feel and hope the worst is behind us in this rebuilding phase of our organization,” said Yost. “My plan all along was to get us through the rough times then turn it over to a new manager to bring us the rest of the way. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here as your manager and will never forget the good and the hard times we had together as an organization and a fan base.  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.”

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