November 9, 1931
Today, we celebrate the 78th birthday of Whitey Herzog. Growing up in St. Louis, it’s tough to imagine a more popular persona in the past 20 years than Herzog, who managed the Cardinals from 1980-1990 and brought home a World Series trophy in 1982.
Many traditional Whitey fans long for his unique style of play, featuring pitching, speed and defense – rather than raw power.
Most importantly, fans long for two things; Whitey’s red satin jacket, which he seemed to wear during all temperatures…and his infamous crew cut.
Impress your co-workers: Whitey’s official name is Dorrel Norman Elvert Herzog. Yeah, we’re glad he shortened it to “Whitey” as well.