St. Louis Cardinals Release Statement on Passing of Whitey Herzog


The St. Louis Cardinals organization, the St. Louis community and baseball fans everywhere were saddened this morning to learn of the passing of Hall of Famer Dorrel Norman Elvert “Whitey” Herzog at the age of 92.

Herzog, who is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary Lou Herzog, their three children; Debra, David and Jim, and their spouses; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010.  Herzog led his Cardinals teams to three (1982, 1985 & 1987) World Series, including a World Series title in 1982, and he ranks 3rd on the franchise’s all-time managerial wins list with 822.

“On behalf of the entire St. Louis Cardinals organization, I would like to offer our condolences to the family and many friends of Whitey Herzog,” said Cardinals’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill DeWitt, Jr.  “Whitey and his teams played a big part in changing the direction of the Cardinals franchise in the early 1980s with an exciting style of play that would become known as “Whitey Ball” throughout baseball.  Whitey loved the Cardinals, their fans, and St. Louis.  He will be sorely missed.”

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