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    Eddie Yost

    Ok, I consider myself an OK person with baseball history, but I was looking up stats and realized Eddie Yost walked 123+ 8 times and led the league in walks 6 times..

    My question is this, was this guy a feared hitter at all? Because a slg % of .371 isn't anything special..at all, even in the '50's

    I'm just confused that a 1x all star/career .394 slg walked that many times..

    Random, i know....

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    Didn't he like...NEVER swing at pitches outside of the strike zone? Like...ever? I heard he was also great at fouling off pitches that were close. I would only assume he fouled off almost every pitch, and just never swung at balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nymetsrule View Post
    Didn't he like...NEVER swing at pitches outside of the strike zone? Like...ever? I heard he was also great at fouling off pitches that were close. I would only assume he fouled off almost every pitch, and just never swung at balls.
    I'm just confused lol..

    He didn't have the #'s which would suggest he should have been feared. And usually if a guy isn't feared pitchers pound the strike zone at a good enough clip where walking that much isn't possible..

    He has more walks than guys like Foxx and Gehrig..seems a bit odd too me anyways lol

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    I dont know why or how he got so many walks, but he did. He took his roll of leading off seriously I guess. When looking at his stats it surprised me to see that in 1956 he had an on base percentage of .412 while only batting .231. The man was a walk machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bos_Sports4Life View Post
    I'm just confused lol..

    He didn't have the #'s which would suggest he should have been feared. And usually if a guy isn't feared pitchers pound the strike zone at a good enough clip where walking that much isn't possible..

    He has more walks than guys like Foxx and Gehrig..seems a bit odd too me anyways lol
    No matter how much you pound the strike zone, if the guy keeps fouling it off...you're going to miss some pitches.

    I don't know either, but it happened...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bos_Sports4Life View Post
    Ok, I consider myself an OK person with baseball history, but I was looking up stats and realized Eddie Yost walked 123+ 8 times and led the league in walks 6 times..

    My question is this, was this guy a feared hitter at all? Because a slg % of .371 isn't anything special..at all, even in the '50's

    I'm just confused that a 1x all star/career .394 slg walked that many times..

    Random, i know....
    dude nice stat, i have no idea why he could walk that much but w/e

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    Eddie Yost was good at walking
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    It's obvious he took PEDs. No one can walk like that without drugs.

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    That's actually really interesting though. I wonder if he's related to Ned Yost.

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    His Nickname Was "The Walking Man" He Wasn't Very Good Besides His Walks Though.

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    Put him in the Hall of Fame. I'll bet his wOBA is good too

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    Actually, it was pretty good

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