Herzog's blockbuster trades reshape Cardinals, Brewers
Along the way, Herzog, serving in a dual role as both general manager and manager, altered the destiny of another town famous for its brewing history.
And in the World Series, the Cardinals had a healthy Sutter at the back of their bullpen. Fingers, battling a right forearm injury, was unavailable to the Brewers.
The result: A seven-game victory for the Cardinals, who got key performances from both Green and LaPoint.
Fingers, Herzog, Simmons and Sutter would later be reunited in Cooperstown, with Fingers earning election in 1992, Sutter in 2006, Herzog in 2010 and Simmons in 2020.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum