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Whitey Herzog

Herzog as manager of the Cardinals in 1987
Outfielder / Manager
Born: (1931-11-09) November 9, 1931 (age 85)
New Athens, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Left

You sweat out the free agent thing in November then you make the trades in December. Then you struggle to sign the guys left in January and in February I get down to sewing all the new numbers on the uniforms.
Whitey Herzog
The only way to make money as a manager is to win in one place, get fired and hired somewhere else.
Whitey Herzog
What counts aren't the number of double plays, but the ones you should have had and missed.
Whitey Herzog
We need three kinds of pitching: left handed, right handed, and relief.
The only thing bad about winning the pennant is that you have to manage the All-Star Game the next year. I'd rather go fishing for three days.
Whitey Herzog
I'm not buddy-buddy with the players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.
Whitey Herzog
We need just two players to be a contender. Just Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax.
Whitey Herzog
Baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it.
The rules are changed now, there's not any way to build a team today. It's just how much money you want to spend. You could be the world champions and somebody else makes a key acquisition or two and you're through.
Whitey Herzog
Some people asked me if I would be interested in managing the A's. I said a definite no thank you. At night, that place is a graveyard with lights.
Whitey Herzog