by Susan Barlow
reprinted with permission

Connecticut has lost a true gentleman. The late Earl Yost was an outstanding sports writer and editor with an encyclopedic knowledge of local teams and sports history. Earl served as the archivist for the Manchester Road Race for over 50 years, and was instrumental in organizing the Manchester Sports Hall of Fame, into which he was inducted in 1987.

He kept meticulous records, and was generous with his time, inspiring many young athletes and budding writers. He played baseball, basketball, volleyball, and tennis on a competitive level, and umpired high school, college, and professional baseball games for 30 years.

He retired from the Manchester Evening Herald after 39 years as writer and editor, and wrote a sports column for The Hartford Courant for many years.


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