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Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog

 
 
Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
1. Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog Marker
Inscription.  

Born November 9, 1931 in New Athens, IL
to Edgar and Lietta (Fanke) Herzog
Married to Mary Lou Sinn on February 8, 1953
Father to Debra, David and Jim

Batted .285 while playing for the New York Yankees' Minor League club, the Joplin Miners
Played for the Washington Senators, Kansas City Athletics, Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers
Managed the Kansas City Royals five seasons, winning the division three times, finishing runner up twice
Managed the St. Louis Cardinals 11 seasons,
winning the division four times
Three World Series appearances; 1982, 1985 and 1987, with all three Series going to seven games
Led the St. Louis Cardinals to the World Series Championship in 1982
Career Winning Percentage of .532
Named Manager of the Year by UPI in 1976, 1981, and 1985
Named Executive of the Year by UPI in 1981 and 1982
Named The Sporting News Man of the Year in 1982
Named Sports Illustrated's Manager of the Decade for the 1980s
Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1994
Inducted into the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame in 2000

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Missouri Sports Legend
May 2008

 
Erected 2008 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Baseball Hall of Famers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 2006.
 
Location. 37° 7.231′ N, 93° 12.998′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west. Marker is at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 East Stan Musial Drive, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr. (here, next to this marker); Louis Clark Brock (here, next to this marker); Russell William "Rusty" Wallace (here, next to this marker); "The Boy and The Man" (a few steps from this marker); Garvin "Gary" Filbert (a few steps from this marker); William Payne Stewart (a few steps from this marker); Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith (a few steps from this marker); Don Faurot (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Whitey Herzog at National Baseball Hall of Fame. (Submitted on March 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog Marker and Bust image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
2. Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog Marker and Bust

2. Whitey Herzog Managerial Statistics. (Submitted on March 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Herzog changed way game was played. (Submitted on March 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. (Submitted on March 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Bust of Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
3. Bust of Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog
Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
4. Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog Monument
Second monument on left side of walk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 932 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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