Royals Post Win In Yost Debut

Ned Yost.jpgWith the Royals 6-1 victory tonight, Ned Yost becomes the third straight Royals Manager to win his debut game with the ballclub. The 16th full-time skipper for the boys in blue also evens the score for managerial debuts in Royals History at 8-8.

Here is a rundown of those maiden voyages:

 

Manager

Joe Gordon

Date

April 8, 1969

Ballpark

Municipal Stadium (Kansas City)

Win

Minnesota Twins 3 – Royals 4 (12 Innings)

 

Manager

Charlie Metro

Date

April 7, 1970

Ballpark

Municipal Stadium (Kansas City)

Loss

Oakland A’s 6 – Royals 4

 

Manager

Bob Lemon

Date

June 9, 1970

Ballpark

Municipal Stadium (Kansas City)

Win

Washington Senators 1 – Royals 8

 

Manager

Jack McKeon

Date

April 6, 1973

Ballpark

Anaheim Stadium (Anaheim)

Loss

Royals 2 – California Angels 3

 

Manager

Whitey Herzog

Date

July 25, 1975

Ballpark

Royals Stadium (Kansas City)

Win

Texas Rangers 3 – Royals 6

 

Manager

Jim Frey

Date

April 10, 1980

Ballpark

Royals Stadium (Kansas City)

Loss

Detroit Tigers 5 – Royals 1

 

Manager

Dick Howser

Date

August 31, 1981

Ballpark

Royals Stadium (Kansas City)

Loss

Milwaukee Brewers 5 – Royals 1

 

Manager

Billy Gardner

Date

April 6, 1987

Ballpark

Royals Stadium (Kansas City)

Loss

Chicago White Sox 5 – Royals 4

 

Manager

John Wathan

Date

August 27, 1987

Ballpark

Royals Stadium (Kansas City)

Win

Texas Rangers 2 – Royals 3 (10 Innings)

 

Manager

Hal McRae

Date

May 24, 1991

Ballpark

Metrodome (Minneapolis)

Loss

Royals 2 – Minnesota Twins 3

 

Manager

Bob Boone

Date

April 26, 1995

Ballpark

Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City)

Win

Baltimore Orioles 1 – Royals 5

 

Manager

Tony Muser

Date

July 10, 1997

Ballpark

Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City)

Loss

Chicago White Sox 6 – Royals 3

 

Manager

Tony Pena

Date

May 15, 2002

Ballpark

Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City)

Loss

Minnesota Twins 8 – Royals 6

 

Manager

Buddy Bell

Date

June 1, 2005

Ballpark

Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City)

Win

New York Yankees 1 – Royals 3

 

Manager

Trey Hillman

Date

March 31, 2008

Ballpark

Comerica Park (Detroit)

Win

Royals 5 – Detroit Tigers 4 (11 Innings)

 

Manager

Ned Yost

Date

May 14, 2010

Ballpark

Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City)

Win

Chicago White Sox 1 – Royals 6

 

Interesting Notes: Only three of the sixteen debuts have come on the road and two of those were the first game of the season (Jack McKeon – 1973 & Trey Hillman – 2008).

 

The only Royals Manager to debut on the road in a non-Opening Day game is Hal McRae back on May 24, 1991 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.

 

(Curt Nelson, Director – Royals Hall of Fame)

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