Whitey Herzog Inducted Into The Baseball Hall Of Fame

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National Baseball Hall of Fame had once again recognized outstanding personalities of the baseball world. Those who were enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame last July 25, 2010 were Andre Dawson, Doug Harvey and Whitey Herzog.

Being the only player chosen by the Baseball Writers Association of America who was inducted, Dawson is known for his great plays and for being an eight-time All-Star. During his 21-year career, Dawson had played with the Montreal Expos, Red Sox , Chicago Cubs, Boston and Florida Marlins. He was also awarded as the NL Rookie of the Year in 1977 and the MVP in the Senior Circuit in 1987.

The Veterans Committee on the other hand, elected Herzog and Henry to receive the said honor.

Whitey Herzog is once a professional manager. However, his baseball career started as being a player for the Washington Senators in 1956. In 1963, although his playing career already ended, his life in the Baseball field continued with him doing other roles in the Major League Baseball. Herzog had tried being a manager, general manager, scout and farm system director. But he became known for his extraordinary skills as a manager. Kansas City Royals had a successful three consecutive playoff appearances from 1976 to 1978 under his management.

He also led other baseball teams like Texas Ranger and California Angels. Herzog also managed the St. Louis Cardinals making them grab the title in the 1982 World Series. Not only that, the Cardinals was also able to made two other successful World Series appearances through the leadership of Herzog. Herzog said during his speech for the induction ceremony that being inducted to the Hall of Fame “Well, it’s like going to Heaven before you die.”

The Hall of Fame not only recognized great players and personalities in the baseball world but also included baseball writers, broadcasters and even musicians. Bill Madden of the New York Daily News received the 2010 Taylor Spink Award and Jon Miller, the Ford C. Frick Award. The two awards were given to account commendable acts of baseball writer’s and broadcasters respectively.

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