Whitey Herzog

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Birthdate 11/9/1931
Death Date
Debut Year
Year of Induction 2010
Teams Angels, Athletics, Cardinals, Orioles, Rangers, Royals, Tigers
Positions Manager, Outfield

A player, scout, general manager, coach, and farm system director, Whitey Herzog gained Hall of Fame recognition as a manager.

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Whitey Herzog rookie card as a player

Whitey Herzog rookie card as a player

Whitey Herzog was a 24-year old when he made his big league debut in 1956. The following year he appeared in the 1957 Topps set. Shown here is his rookie card autographed by the White Rat. Overall Herzog played eight seasons from 1956-1963 suiting up for the Senators, Athletics, Orioles, and Tigers.
1960 Topps card autographed by Whitey Herzog

1960 Topps card autographed by Whitey Herzog

By 1960 Whitey Herzog was playing for the Kansas City Athletics before moving on to the Orioles in 1961. Shown here is Herzog’s 1960 Topps card with his signature front and center on the card. An outfielder, pinch hitter, and first baseman, Herzog hit .257 in 1,884 career plate appearances.
Whitey Herzog guided the Royals for five seasons

Whitey Herzog guided the Royals for five seasons

As skipper of the Kansas City Royals Whitey Herzog enjoyed great success. He led the team to three straight American League Western Division titles from 1976-1978. Over those three seasons the Royals won 90, 102, and 92 regular season games. Herzog couldn’t quite break through with the Royals and bring a World Series title to Kansas City.
Whitey Herzog's St. Louis teams won three pennants and a World Series

Whitey Herzog's St. Louis teams won three pennants and a World Series

At the helm of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1980-1990, Whitey Herzog helped take them to three National League Championships and the 1982 World Series title. In his 11 seasons in St. Louis the Cardinals posted a 882-728 record good for a .540 winning percentage. The five seasons in Kansas City featu

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