Herzog, Whitey

Dorrel Norman Elvert Herzog
Born: November 9, 1931, New Athens, Illinois
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 2010

Whitey Herzog, former Rangers, Angels, Royals and Cardinals manager, won six division titles, three National League pennants and the 1982 World Series during his career as skipper. Herzog led the Royals to three straight American League West titles from 1976-78, then landed with the Cardinals in 1980. He led the Cardinals to NL pennants in 1982, 1985 and 1987 – leading the Redbirds to the ’82 World Series title in a classic seven-game series against the Brewers. Herzog was named the 1985 NL Manager of the Year by the BBWAA. He finished with a career record of 1,281-1,125 for a .532 winning percentage. His 1,281 wins rank 32nd on the all-time list.

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