Hall Of Fame Manager Whitey Herzog passes


Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog, who led the St. Louis Cardinals to the 1982 World Series title, has died at the age of 92.

Herzog’s death was mourned by statements from his family, the Cardinals and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.

As a manager who built offenses in both St. Louis and Kansas City that relied heavily on speed, pitching and defense, Herzog was chosen by the Hall of Fame Veterans Committee for induction into Cooperstown in 2010 after serving as manager for four teams over 18 seasons and compiling an overall record of 1281-1125.

“Whitey and his teams played a big part in changing the direction of the Cardinals franchise in the early 1980s with an exciting style of play that would become known as “Whitey Ball” throughout baseball,” said Cardinals chairman and CEO Bill DeWitt Jr. “Whitey loved the Cardinals, their fans, and St. Louis.  He will be sorely missed.”