Sunday, July 25, 2010

Whitey Herzog – Hall of Famer

I always liked to hear Whitey Herzog interviews because you never knew what he was going to say, and his teams were always fun to watch.  He’s being inducted into the Hall of Fame, and I enjoyed this article by Glenn Liebman in ESPN online: Five Top Whitey Herzog Quotes.

Five Top Whitey Herzog Quotes

1. "Baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it."

-- Whitey Herzog, on his future

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2. "What we could use is a couple of shutouts, but I don't know if that would be good enough to win."

-- Whitey Herzog, on a weak-hitting Cardinal team that he managed

3. "Your life or mine?"

-- Whitey Herzog, after being offered a lifetime contract by 80-year-old Cardinals owner Gussie Busch

4. "He got hit so hard that I had to get all the married men off the field."

-- Whitey Herzog, on pitcher Ken Dayley

5. "If they fire me, I'll be the highest paid fisherman in the country."

-- Whitey Herzog, on rumors about being fired

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