Whitey Herzog
FameRank: 4

"As Player"

* Minnesota Twins/Washington Senators (–)

* Oakland Athletics/Kansas City Athletics (–)

* Baltimore Orioles (–)

* Detroit Tigers

"As Manager"

* Texas Rangers (baseball)/Texas Rangers

* Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/California Angels

* Kansas City Royals (–)

* St. Louis Cardinals (–)

"As General Manager"

* St. Louis Cardinals (–)

* Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/California Angels (–)


* World Series champion (World Series/1982)

* NL Manager of the Year (1985)

* Sporting News Sportsman of the Year (1982)

* St. Louis Cardinals#Retired numbers/St. Louis Cardinals #24 retired

* St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum/St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame (2014)

/ hofdate = Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 2010/2010

/ hofvote = 87.5%

/ hofmethod = Veteran's Committee


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You sweat out the free agent thing in November then you make the trades in December. Then you struggle to sign the guys left in January and in February I get down to sewing all the new numbers on the uniforms.

We need three kinds of pitching: left handed, right handed, and relief.

What counts aren't the number of double plays, but the ones you should have had and missed.

The rules are changed now, there's not any way to build a team today. It's just how much money you want to spend. You could be the world champions and somebody else makes a key acquisition or two and you're through.

The only thing bad about winning the pennant is that you have to manage the All-Star Game the next year. I'd rather go fishing for three years.

We need just two players to be a contender. Just Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax.

Some people asked me if I would be interested in managing the A's. I said a definite no thank you. At night, that place is a graveyard with lights.

Baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it.

I'm not buddy-buddy with the players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.