On February 8, 2008 — The Brewers exercise Ned Yost’s 2009 option, after the 53 year-old skipper led Milwaukee to its first winning season since 1992, finishing second in the NL Central with an 83-79 won-loss record. The skipper will never manage a game in his extended contracted year after he is dismissed with 12 games remaining this season, taking the blame for the under-achieving team’s swoon in August and September.

Yost will go on to Manage the Kansas City Royals to a World Championship in 2015. Milwaukee still waits for its first title with the Brewers. 


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