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Baseball Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former Major League Baseball manager Whitey Herzog has passed away. He was 92.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet.

Death (Photo by Pixabay)

“Whitey Herzog was one of the most accomplished managers of his generation and a consistent winner with both ‘I-70’ franchises,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “He made a significant impact on the St. Louis Cardinals as both a manager and a general manager, with the Kansas City Royals as a manager, and with the New York Mets in player development. Whitey’s Cardinals’ teams reached the World Series three times in the 1980s, winning the Championship in 1982, by leaning on an identity of speed and defense that resonated with baseball fans across the world.

“On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my deepest condolences to Whitey’s family, his friends across the game, and the fans of the Cardinals and the Royals.”

Herzog managed several teams. He first managed the Texas Rangers in 1973. The following year, he managed the California Angels.

From 1975 through 1979, he managed the Kansas City Royals. In addition, he managed the St. Louis Cardinals from 1980 through 1990.

He is a part of the Royals and Cardinals Hall of Fame. His No. 24 Jersey is retired by the Cardinals.

Herzog won two World Series championships in 1969 and 1982. He also was the 1985 National League Manager of the Year.

As a player, he played from 1956 through 1963. He began his career with the Washington Senators from 1956 through 1958.

He then played for the Kansas City Athletics from 1958 through 1960. He then joined the Baltimore Orioles from 1961 through 1962.

His final season was spent with the Detroit Tigers in 1963.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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