Whitey Herzog Books


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You're Missing a Great Game - signed first edition - 1999


Whitey Herzog, whose full name is Dorrel Norman Elvert Herzog, is a former professional baseball player and manager. He was born on November 9, 1931, in New Athens, Illinois, USA. Herzog is best known for his successful managerial career in Major League Baseball (MLB), particularly with the St. Louis Cardinals.

As a player, Herzog was an outfielder and played for several teams during his career, including the Washington Senators, Kansas City Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, and the Cleveland Indians. He played in the major leagues from 1956 to 1963.

However, Herzog's impact on the game came primarily as a manager. He managed the Texas Rangers, California Angels, Kansas City Royals, and most notably, the St. Louis Cardinals. Herzog's managerial career spanned from 1973 to 1990.

Herzog is often associated with his time as the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1980 to 1990. During his tenure, the Cardinals experienced considerable success. They won three National League (NL) pennants (1982, 1985, 1987) and the World Series in 1982. Herzog's managerial style was known for its emphasis on speed, defense, and aggressive baserunning, earning his Cardinals teams the nickname "Whiteyball."

In recognition of his managerial accomplishments, Whitey Herzog was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010. His impact on the game, both as a player and a manager, is celebrated by baseball fans, and he remains a respected figure in the history of the sport.

You're Missing a Great Game

The former Cardinal takes readers on a fun, nostalgic tour of the game, covering the highs and lows of the game as he has witnessed it.


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