WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Eddie Yost 1926-2012 The "Walking Man" FINAL RESTING PLACE: Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellesley. GOOD EYE: Led the American League in walks for six seasons; led the AL in on-base percentage twice; despite batting just .233, named to All-Star team in 1952 by Casey Stengel ("Every time I look up, that feller is on base"); coached third base for 1969 Miracle Mets, World Series champs. CAREER: Debuted with the Washington Senators in 1944 at age 17 and played third base for them for 14 years (with 18 months WWII service in Navy). Played two years each for the Detroit Tigers and the Los Angeles Angels. Various coaching stints eventually landed him with the Red Sox, where he worked until 1958. HITTING THE BOOKS: Off-season, earned bachelor's and master's degrees in education from New York University. WELLESLEY CONNECTION: Moved to Wellesley Hills in 1981, where he could be seen walking and bicycling around town. His hobbies included restoring antique carousel horses and clocks. EARLY LIFE: Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens. 98 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 6 VIP, RIP (In Wellesley)

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