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Baseball with Matt: Whitey Herzog Edition

Hey baseball fans!

 

Whitey Herzog (Courtesy of nndb.com)

As some of you probably know, Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, and Tony LaRussa were all recently elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. However, I don’t want to talk about the most recent managers elected into the Hall, I want to talk about the manager who got elected into the Hall a few years ago: Whitey Herzog!

 

Dorrel Norman Elvert “Whitey” Herzog managed in the Bigs from 1973-1990 with the Rangers, Angels, Royals, and Cardinals. He didn’t have a lot of success with the Rangers and Angels, but his Royals teams won three consecutive AL West titles from 1976-1978. While with the Cards, he won three NL pennants and a World Series victory over the Brewers in 1982. Herzog won the 1985 NL Manager of the Year by leading the Cards to the World Series, one they would lose to Herzog’s old team, the Royals. He finished his managerial career with 1,281 wins and1,125 losses, which adds up to a .532 winning percentage. His 1,281 wins as a manager are 34th on the all-time list and his winning percentage ranks at #68.

 

As you can tell, Whitey was a great manager and his Whiteyball style of play sure resulted in a lot of wins. Anyway, thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed it and check back soon for more of “all the buzz on what wuzz.”

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