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Whitey HerzogTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1956-1963 MLB Years: 1956-1963
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General Manager
Major Award Winner

PositionsOF-450, 1B-37Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDorrel Norman Elvert Herzog
Height5-11Weight182BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateNovember 9,1931 [86.286]PlaceNew Athens,Illinois
High SchoolNew Athens (New Athens,IL)
MLB DebutApril 17,1956 [24.160]
OrganizationsKC1 [3] WS1 [3] BAL [2] DET [1] Awards1Awards Voting3-171
TBC Player ID12761Retrosheet IDherzw101MLBAM ID115865
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Player Notes:   Inducted into the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame in 2000 ... The St. Louis Cardinals retired his #24 on July 31, 2010
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed56Power48Contact53XBH50RBIs50Runs38Hitting57Durability50Team.442Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1956Washington Senators IALMLBws130of241174214910313743585357408105.245.302.337.63914224465.288.092.183.2917.5315.912.110.86105.2523.30
1957Washington Senators IALMLBws130of253678713300412131220000.167.301.205.50616393.197.038.192.25313.9812.900.920.000.0023.08
1958Washington Senators IALMLBws130of2685000000001500000.000.167.000.167006.000.000.200.11716.6783.335.000.000.000.00
1958Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc122of-1b2688961123120903162100110.240.345.292.637283113.303.052.188.29614.1618.581.310.000.0013.04
1958Totals for AL-AL         961011123120903172600110.228.336.277.613283119.303.049.188.28714.2921.851.530.000.0013.04
1959Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc122of27381232536711910342301002.293.446.390.836489158.354.097.382.38921.5214.560.680.63123.0025.00
1960Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc16of2883252436710283801403201226.266.364.417.78110520295.276.151.306.35113.5610.850.802.7131.5029.85
1961Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal6,27of29113323399411653514504112116.291.387.409.79613222377.320.118.263.36013.2610.880.821.3364.6023.40
1962Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal6of3099263347013173523413633216.266.369.403.77210621312.284.137.289.35013.1411.540.882.2437.5730.00
1963Detroit TigersALMLBdet41b-of31525358210700111710130.151.303.226.52912366.216.075.283.23716.6725.761.550.000.0037.50
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter634161421341460202517213182412617158825.257.354.365.7195891051885.291.108.255.00012.7913.851.081.3364.5625.36
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter212586731642471270379177453212.280.379.406.78523843689.304.126.275.00013.2111.180.851.7448.8326.22
Washington Senators I Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1615045611616743997499128105.230.300.313.61315827564.273.083.185.0008.6916.131.860.71126.0023.28
Kansas City Athletics Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2094717912618595614907602338.268.383.384.76718132566.301.116.301.00015.9013.430.841.5952.3325.40
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter525358210700111710130.151.303.226.52912366.216.075.283.00016.6725.761.550.000.0037.50
Average MLB - Per 162 games1624125410615564435626724226.257.354.365.71915127482.291.108.255.00012.7913.851.081.3364.5625.36

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1956Washington Senators IALMLBws124OF103--24095-254249.9802.42------11788.066.9
1956Washington Senators IALMLBws1241B5--341233735.9467.00------1174.33.2
1957Washington Senators IALMLBws125OF28--53-1-5453.9811.89------3677.818.2
1958Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc126OF37--30-1-3130.9680.81------8842.024.0
1958Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc1261B22--111629119117.9835.32------8825.014.3
1958Washington Senators IALMLBws126OF7--5---551.0000.71------887.54.5
1959Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc127OF34--772318279.9632.32------3889.522.1
1959Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc1271B1--10---10101.00010.00------382.60.6
1960Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc128OF69--128421134132.9851.91------8383.144.8
1960Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc1281B2--92221311.8465.50------832.41.3
1961Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29OF98--1432--1451451.0001.48------11386.760.5
1962Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal30OF70--13243-139136.9781.94------9970.743.2
1963Detroit TigersALMLBdet311B7--401124241.9765.86------5213.54.3
1963Detroit TigersALMLBdet31OF4--4---441.0001.00------527.72.5
MLB Totals for OF - 8 season(s)-   OF450--81221152848833.9821.85------4500.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 5 season(s)-   1B37--20410716221214.9685.78------370.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1956Washington Senators IALMLBws124--5------103-
1957Washington Senators IALMLBws125---------28-
1958Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc126--22------37-
1958Washington Senators IALMLBws126---------7-
1959Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc127--1------34-
1960Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc128--2------69-
1961Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29---------98-
1962Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal30---------70-
1963Detroit TigersALMLBdet31--7------4-

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1965Kansas City AthleticsALMLBMLBkc133Assistant Coach16259103.36443.010Haywood Sullivan,Mel McGaha
1966New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn34Assistant Coach1616695.41028.59Wes Westrum
1973Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex41Manager16257105.35237.06 
1974California AngelsALMLBMLBcal42Manager1626894.42022.06 
1974California AngelsALMLBMLBcal42Third Base Coach1626894.42022.06Bobby Winkles,Dick Williams,Whitey Herzog
1975California AngelsALMLBMLBcal43Third Base Coach1617289.44725.56Dick Williams
1975Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca43Manager1629171.5627.02 
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca44Manager1629072.556--1 Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca45Manager16210260.630--1 Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca46Manager1629270.568--1 Lost ALCS (Yankees)
1979Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca47Manager1628577.5253.02 
1980St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln48Manager1627488.45717.04 
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln49General Manager1025943.578--1Whitey Herzog
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln49Manager1025943.578--1 
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln50General Manager1629270.568--1Whitey HerzogWon World Series (Brewers)
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln50Manager1629270.568--1 Won World Series (Brewers)
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln51Manager1627983.48811.04 
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln52Manager1628478.51912.53 
1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln53Manager16210161.623--1 Lost World Series (Cardinals)
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln54Manager1617982.49128.53 
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln55Manager1629567.586--1 Lost World Series (Twins)
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln56Manager1627686.46925.05 
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln57Manager1628676.5317.03 
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln58Manager1627092.43225.06 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1985National League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1962-11-26TradeTraded by Orioles with Gus Triandos to Tigers for Dick Brown. 
1961-01-24TradeTraded by Athletics with Russ Snyder to Orioles for Clint Courtney, Wayne Causey, Jim Archer, Al Pilarcik and Bob Boyd. Whitey Herzog returned to Athletics. 
1958-05-14Purchased by Athletics from Senators. 
1956-04-02TradeTraded by Yankees with Dick Tettelbach, Herb Plews, Bob Wiesler and Lou Berberet to Senators for Bobby Kline and Mickey McDermott. 
1949-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.