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Whitey Herzog

Dorrel Norman Elvert Herzog

Positions: Outfielder, Pinch Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 182 lb.

Born: November 9, 1931 in New Athens, IL
High School: New Athens HS (New Athens, IL)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1956 (Age 24.160, 8,925th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Athletics/Senators/Tigers 1956-1963

Last Game: September 28, 1963 (Age 31.323)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Manager in 2010.
   View Whitey Herzog Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1956 24 WSH AL 117 465 421 49 103 13 7 4 35 8 5 35 74 .245 .302 .337 .639 72 142 5 0 8 1 0 *87/93
1957 25 WSH AL 36 93 78 7 13 3 0 0 4 1 2 13 12 .167 .301 .205 .506 43 16 0 2 0 0 0 8/7
1958 26 TOT AL 96 119 101 11 23 1 2 0 9 0 3 17 26 .228 .336 .277 .613 70 28 0 0 0 1 1 738/9
1958 26 WSH AL 8 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .167 .000 .167 -49 0 0 0 0 0 0 /89
1958 26 KCA AL 88 113 96 11 23 1 2 0 9 0 3 16 21 .240 .345 .292 .637 76 28 0 0 0 1 1 73/89
1959 27 KCA AL 38 157 123 25 36 7 1 1 9 1 0 34 23 .293 .446 .390 .836 131 48 2 0 1 0 0 98/73
1960 28 KCA AL 83 295 252 43 67 10 2 8 38 0 1 40 32 .266 .364 .417 .781 110 105 6 0 1 2 2 97/3
1961 29 BAL AL 113 377 323 39 94 11 6 5 35 1 4 50 41 .291 .387 .409 .795 117 132 6 1 2 1 1 97
1962 30 BAL AL 99 312 263 34 70 13 1 7 35 2 3 41 36 .266 .369 .403 .772 114 106 6 3 3 2 1 97/8
1963 31 DET AL 52 66 53 5 8 2 1 0 7 0 0 11 17 .151 .303 .226 .529 50 12 0 1 0 1 3 /3987
8 Yrs 634 1884 1614 213 414 60 20 25 172 13 18 241 261 .257 .354 .365 .719 96 589 25 7 15 8 8
162 Game Avg. 162 481 412 54 106 15 5 6 44 3 5 62 67 .257 .354 .365 .719 96 151 6 2 4 2 2
WSH (3 yrs) 161 564 504 56 116 16 7 4 39 9 7 49 91 .230 .300 .313 .614 66 158 5 2 8 1 0
KCA (3 yrs) 209 565 471 79 126 18 5 9 56 1 4 90 76 .268 .383 .384 .767 109 181 8 0 2 3 3
BAL (2 yrs) 212 689 586 73 164 24 7 12 70 3 7 91 77 .280 .379 .406 .785 116 238 12 4 5 3 2
DET (1 yr) 52 66 53 5 8 2 1 0 7 0 0 11 17 .151 .303 .226 .529 50 12 0 1 0 1 3

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1956 24 WSH AL 117 465 -17 -2 3 -13 -2 -30 -3.0 14 -16 -1.6 .474 .481 -0.4 -1.4 -3 *87/93
1957 25 WSH AL 36 93 -5 -1 1 -6 -0 -12 -1.3 3 -9 -1.0 .465 .492 -0.3 -0.7 -3 8/7
1958 26 WSH AL 8 6 -1 0 0 -0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .482 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /89
1958 26 KCA AL 88 113 -3 -1 1 1 -2 -5 -0.6 3 -1 -0.2 .494 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 73/89
1959 27 KCA AL 38 157 8 1 1 6 -1 14 1.4 5 18 1.9 .538 .509 1.3 0.5 12 98/73
1960 28 KCA AL 83 295 6 0 1 2 -4 6 0.5 9 15 1.4 .507 .504 1.3 -0.2 13 97/3
1961 29 BAL AL 113 377 9 -1 1 2 -5 6 0.5 12 18 1.7 .506 .504 1.6 -0.4 16 97
1962 30 BAL AL 99 312 8 -1 1 2 -3 6 0.5 10 15 1.4 .506 .504 1.3 -0.2 13 97/8
1963 31 DET AL 52 66 -5 0 0 -1 -0 -6 -0.7 2 -4 -0.5 .488 .496 -0.4 -0.2 -3 /3987
8 Seasons 634 1884 0 -5 8 -7 -18 -22 -2.8 58 36 2.9 .496 .498 3.9 -2.9 43
WSH (3 yrs) 161 564 -22 -3 4 -19 -2 -43 -4.4 17 -26 -2.8 .472 .485 -0.9 -2.2 -6
KCA (3 yrs) 209 565 11 -0 2 9 -7 15 1.3 17 32 3.1 .507 .502 2.2 0.1 23
BAL (2 yrs) 212 689 17 -2 1 4 -8 12 1.0 21 33 3.1 .506 .504 2.9 -0.6 29
DET (1 yr) 52 66 -5 0 0 -1 -0 -6 -0.7 2 -4 -0.5 .488 .496 -0.4 -0.2 -3

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1956 24 WSH AL 465 337 44 3.5 103 .288 .245 .262 .302 .344 .337 .401 .639 .744 72 .358 -18.2 -1.8 .549 .183 .093 5.3
1957 25 WSH AL 93 67 6 2.4 98 .197 .167 .261 .301 .333 .205 .394 .506 .726 43 .252 -5.6 -0.6 .448 .192 .038 .0
1958 26 TOT AL 119 82 10 3.3 99 .303 .228 .264 .336 .333 .277 .401 .613 .733 70 .377 -3.7 -0.4 .519 .188 .050
1958 26 WSH AL 6 5 0 0.0 96 .000 .259 .167 .328 .000 .394 .167 .722 -49 .000 -1.0 -0.1 .200 .200 .000
1958 26 KCA AL 113 77 10 3.5 100 .303 .240 .264 .345 .333 .292 .401 .637 .734 76 .404 -2.7 -0.3 .539 .188 .052
1959 27 KCA AL 157 90 25 7.4 100 .354 .293 .263 .446 .334 .390 .401 .836 .736 131 .725 7.9 0.8 .933 .382 .098 1.0
1960 28 KCA AL 295 195 39 5.4 102 .276 .266 .265 .364 .338 .417 .405 .781 .743 110 .583 4.5 0.4 .750 .306 .151 .0
1961 29 BAL AL 377 242 53 5.8 100 .320 .291 .259 .387 .334 .409 .403 .795 .737 117 .603 9.4 0.9 .753 .263 .118 1.7
1962 30 BAL AL 312 207 41 5.3 97 .284 .266 .256 .369 .327 .403 .399 .772 .726 114 .571 7.1 0.7 .738 .289 .137 3.1
1963 31 DET AL 66 46 5 2.9 97 .216 .151 .259 .303 .326 .226 .400 .529 .725 50 .342 -3.2 -0.3 .533 .283 .075
8 Yrs 1884 1266 223 4.7 100 .291 .257 .261 .354 .335 .365 .401 .719 .737 96 .515 -1.8 -0.2 .669 .255 .108 17.1
162 Game Avg. 481 323 57 4.7 100 .291 .257 .261 .354 .335 .365 .401 .719 .737 96 .515 -1.8 -0.2 .669 .255 .108 4
WSH (3 yrs) 564 409 50 3.3 102 .273 .230 .262 .300 .342 .313 .400 .614 .741 66 .338 -24.9 -2.5 .528 .185 .083 5.5
KCA (3 yrs) 565 362 74 5.5 101 .301 .268 .264 .383 .336 .384 .403 .767 .739 109 .598 9.7 1.0 .751 .301 .117 1.8
BAL (2 yrs) 689 449 94 5.6 99 .304 .280 .258 .379 .331 .406 .401 .785 .732 116 .589 16.6 1.6 .746 .275 .126 4.8
DET (1 yr) 66 46 5 2.9 97 .216 .151 .259 .303 .326 .226 .400 .529 .725 50 .342 -3.2 -0.3 .533 .283 .075

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1956 24 WSH AL 465 0.9% 15.9% 7.5% 5.2% 23% 2.11 5.7 105.3 12.0 0.89 74%
1957 25 WSH AL 93 0.0% 12.9% 14.0% 3.2% 23% 0.92 6.5 19.5 0.89 71%
1958 26 TOT AL 119 0.0% 21.9% 14.3% 2.5% 13% 1.53 3.9 11.2 0.75 64%
1958 26 WSH AL 6 0.0% 83.3% 16.7% 0.0% 5.00 1.0 0%
1958 26 KCA AL 113 0.0% 18.6% 14.2% 2.7% 13% 1.31 4.6 10.7 0.75 67%
1959 27 KCA AL 157 0.6% 14.7% 21.7% 5.7% 25% 0.68 5.3 123.0 13.7 0.94 63%
1960 28 KCA AL 295 2.7% 10.9% 13.6% 6.8% 30% 0.80 7.9 31.5 6.6 0.77 73%
1961 29 BAL AL 377 1.3% 10.9% 13.3% 5.8% 23% 0.82 7.9 64.6 9.2 0.91 74%
1962 30 BAL AL 312 2.2% 11.5% 13.1% 6.7% 30% 0.88 7.3 37.6 7.5 1.25 71%
1963 31 DET AL 66 0.0% 25.8% 16.7% 4.6% 38% 1.55 3.1 7.6 0.45 56%
8 Yrs 1884 1.3% 13.9% 12.8% 5.6% 25% 1.08 6.2 64.6 9.4 0.90 71%
MLB Averages 2.4% 13.5% 8.7% 6.6% 29% 1.55 6.6 37.8 8.4 1.03 74%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1956 24 WSH AL -18.2 -1.8 480 -0.7 7.8 -8.5 1.00 -1.1 0.4 -14.9 -1.5 0.96 -13.1 0.87 12
1957 25 WSH AL -5.6 -0.6 99 -0.3 1.4 -1.8 1.06 -0.5 0.2 -3.3 -0.3 0.95 -4.6 0.80 10
1958 26 TOT AL -3.7 -0.4 115 0.1 1.8 -1.7 .99 -0.1 0.2 -0.4 -0.0 0.96 -1.5 1.12 32
1958 26 WSH AL -1.0 -0.1 6 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 1.15 -0.0 -0.1 -1.6 -0.2 1.05 -1.1 0.00 1
1958 26 KCA AL -2.7 -0.3 109 0.2 1.8 -1.6 .98 -0.1 0.3 1.2 0.1 0.95 -0.5 1.16 31
1959 27 KCA AL 7.9 0.8 157 0.3 2.6 -2.3 1.01 1.0 -0.7 5.6 0.6 0.95 8.8 2.63 2
1960 28 KCA AL 4.5 0.4 298 1.2 6.2 -5.0 1.14 0.7 0.3 9.3 0.9 0.96 7.1 1.66 12
1961 29 BAL AL 9.4 0.9 385 1.2 7.6 -6.5 1.06 1.1 -0.0 8.2 0.8 0.97 13.4 1.88 18
1962 30 BAL AL 7.1 0.7 321 1.0 7.0 -6.1 1.16 1.0 -0.2 11.2 1.1 0.95 9.9 1.95 26
1963 31 DET AL -3.2 -0.3 68 -0.0 1.3 -1.3 1.24 -0.3 0.3 -0.6 -0.1 1.01 -2.7 1.53 35
8 Yrs -1.8 -0.2 1923 2.6 35.7 -33.1 1.07 1.8 0.6 15.1 1.5 0.96 17.2 1.48 147

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1956 24 WSH AL 6 0 33% 153 8 5 62% 6 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 3 4 4 7 54% 22 12 8 6 2 2 15 2 13
1957 25 WSH AL 2 0 25% 34 1 2 33% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 50% 8 3 4 0 0 0 4 2 2
1958 26 TOT AL 1 0 23% 59 0 3 0% 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 40% 5 5 0 2 0 2 3 1 2
1958 26 WSH AL 0 0 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 26 KCA AL 1 0 23% 58 0 3 0% 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 40% 5 5 0 2 0 2 3 1 2
1959 27 KCA AL 2 0 34% 83 1 0 100% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 4 53% 11 6 4 3 1 2 3 0 3
1960 28 KCA AL 6 0 35% 131 0 1 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 41% 20 14 6 5 4 1 9 1 7
1961 29 BAL AL 4 0 24% 151 1 4 20% 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 4 1 2 7 54% 20 12 8 5 2 2 12 2 10
1962 30 BAL AL 5 0 25% 132 2 3 40% 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 2 2 6 62% 20 6 13 3 2 1 11 3 7
1963 31 DET AL 0 0 23% 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 25% 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
8 Yrs 26 0 29% 758 13 18 42% 12 22 1 0 1 0 2 0 29 0 11 8 10 30 51% 108 60 43 25 12 10 58 11 45

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1956 24 WSH AL 465 87% 103 12 6 0 2 0.87 4 0 14 3 1 2 2 0 10 8 80% 128 5 4% 63 17 27% 297 31 10% 19 10 53% 20 10 50% 0
1957 25 WSH AL 93 95% 13 10 0 0 0 0.80 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0% 9 1 11% 53 5 9% 6 2 33% 3 0 0% 0
1958 26 TOT AL 111 96% 23 32 7 0 2 1.12 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0% 10 2 20% 67 11 16% 7 4 57% 4 1 25% 8
1958 26 WSH AL 6 67% 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 2 0 0% 6 0 0% 2 0 0% 0 0 0
1958 26 KCA AL 105 97% 23 31 7 0 2 1.16 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0% 8 2 25% 61 11 18% 5 4 80% 4 1 25% 8
1959 27 KCA AL 152 87% 36 2 1 0 0 2.63 1 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 100% 33 2 6% 11 3 27% 81 7 9% 4 2 50% 5 2 40% 5
1960 28 KCA AL 295 88% 67 12 5 1 3 1.66 8 0 9 7 1 4 4 0 1 1 100% 64 6 9% 28 7 25% 193 31 16% 17 10 59% 13 7 54% 0
1961 29 BAL AL 377 95% 94 18 6 0 3 1.88 5 0 10 5 0 2 3 0 3 2 67% 75 6 8% 28 5 18% 231 31 13% 13 8 62% 12 6 50% 0
1962 30 BAL AL 312 85% 70 26 5 3 3 1.95 7 0 5 7 0 3 4 0 3 3 100% 67 6 9% 33 11 33% 195 30 15% 18 7 39% 7 5 71% 0
1963 31 DET AL 66 97% 8 35 4 0 1 1.53 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0% 7 1 14% 50 8 16% 4 3 75% 4 0 0% 0
8 Yrs 1871 90% 414 147 34 4 14 1.48 25 0 50 23 2 11 14 0 18 15 83% 418 25 6% 189 47 25% 1167 154 13% 88 46 52% 68 31 46% 13
MLB Averages 50% 75% 10% 31% 14% 49% 53%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1956 24 117 465 421 49 103 13 7 4 35 8 5 35 74 .245 .302 .337 .639 72 142 5 0 8 1 0
1957 25 153 558 499 56 116 16 7 4 39 9 7 48 86 .232 .302 .317 .618 68 158 5 2 8 1 0
1958 26 249 677 600 67 139 17 9 4 48 9 10 65 112 .232 .308 .310 .618 68 186 5 2 8 2 1
1959 27 287 834 723 92 175 24 10 5 57 10 10 99 135 .242 .334 .324 .658 79 234 7 2 9 2 1
1960 28 370 1129 975 135 242 34 12 13 95 10 11 139 167 .248 .342 .348 .690 88 339 13 2 10 4 3
1961 29 483 1506 1298 174 336 45 18 18 130 11 15 189 208 .259 .353 .363 .716 95 471 19 3 12 5 4
1962 30 582 1818 1561 208 406 58 19 25 165 13 18 230 244 .260 .356 .370 .726 98 577 25 6 15 7 5
1963 31 634 1884 1614 213 414 60 20 25 172 13 18 241 261 .257 .354 .365 .719 96 589 25 7 15 8 8

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1956 24 122 483 438 50 106 13 7 4 36 8 36 77 .242 .299 .331 .630 44 117
1957 25 38 98 82 8 14 3 0 0 5 1 14 13 .171 .306 .207 .513 5 36
1958 26 100 126 107 12 25 1 2 0 10 0 18 27 .234 .341 .280 .622 10 96
1959 27 40 164 128 26 37 7 1 1 9 1 35 24 .289 .442 .383 .825 22 38
1960 28 87 310 265 45 70 10 2 8 39 0 42 34 .264 .362 .408 .770 40 83
1961 29 113 379 324 40 95 11 6 5 36 1 51 41 .293 .390 .410 .800 52 113
1962 30 99 317 266 36 73 14 1 7 37 2 43 36 .274 .379 .414 .793 41 99
1963 31 52 68 54 6 9 2 1 0 8 0 12 17 .167 .324 .241 .564 4 52
8 Yrs 651 1945 1664 223 429 61 20 25 180 13 251 269 .258 .356 .364 .720 218 634
162 Game Avg. 162 484 414 55 107 15 5 6 45 3 62 67 .258 .356 .364 .720 54 634



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2010 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 2010
by Veteran's Committee

Triples s c a p y
1956 AL  7 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1956 AL  74 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1956 AL  8 (7th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1956 AL  5 (9th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2441), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1980), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (303rd), 2.9 career WAR/4.6 7yr-peak WAR/3.8 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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