Today, the Veterans Committee for Managers and Umpires elected Whitey Herzog and Doug Harvey into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Herzog—or the “White Rat” as he was so often called because of his white hair—spent 18 years managing the Texas Rangers, California Angels, Kansas City Royals, and the St. Louis Cardinals. However, it was with the Cardinals were Herzog made a name for himself as a manager. Herzog was elected to the HOF In 11 years managing the Cardinals, Herzog won three National League pennants and a World Series title in 1982. His teams played a certain brand of baseball known as “Whitey Ball.” “Whitey Ball” consisted of lots of lots of singles, doubles, bunts, and stolen bases. His teams usually finished last in ho ...
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