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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Athletics/Senators/Tigers 1956-1963

Final 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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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
1953 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1954 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
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

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1956 WSH AL 24 OF 103 96 84 851.2 254 240 9 5 0 .980 -13 -19 2.63 2.42 .979 2.34 2.32
1956 WSH AL 24 CF 82 79 68 684.1 213 200 8 5 0 .977 -13 -23 2.74 2.54 .984 2.79 2.77
1956 WSH AL 24 LF 17 13 12 129.0 37 36 1 0 0 1.000 2 22 2.58 2.18 .977 2.10 2.09
1956 WSH AL 24 RF 7 4 4 38.1 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -78 1.41 0.86 .973 2.09 2.07
1956 WSH AL 24 1B 5 3 3 31.0 37 34 1 2 3 .946 0 15 10.16 7.00 .990 9.44 9.36
1957 WSH AL 25 OF 28 20 17 172.1 54 53 0 1 0 .981 -6 -43 2.77 1.89 .980 2.24 2.25
1957 WSH AL 25 CF 26 20 17 169.1 53 52 0 1 0 .981 -6 -45 2.76 2.00 .983 2.71 2.72
1957 WSH AL 25 LF 2 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 80 3.00 0.50 .980 2.10 2.10
1958 TOT AL 26 OF 44 8 4 116.0 36 35 0 1 0 .972 2 16 2.72 0.80 .982 2.27 2.25
1958 TOT AL 26 CF 12 5 2 42.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -3 2.57 1.00 .985 2.68 2.65
1958 TOT AL 26 RF 3 0 0 4.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -26 1.93 0.33 .980 2.12 1.97
1958 WSH AL 26 OF 7 2 0 15.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -16 3.00 0.71 .982 2.28 2.26
1958 WSH AL 26 CF 5 2 0 12.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -10 3.00 0.80 .985 2.70 2.64
1958 WSH AL 26 RF 2 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 3.00 0.50 .980 2.10 1.95
1958 KCA AL 26 OF 37 6 4 101.0 31 30 0 1 0 .968 2 20 2.67 0.81 .982 2.27 2.25
1958 KCA AL 26 LF 29 3 2 69.1 24 23 0 1 0 .958 2 29 2.99 0.79 .979 2.09 2.07
1958 KCA AL 26 1B 22 9 9 111.0 119 111 6 2 9 .983 -0 -3 9.49 5.32 .991 9.60 9.50
1958 KCA AL 26 CF 7 3 2 30.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.40 1.14 .985 2.67 2.66
1958 KCA AL 26 RF 1 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.00
1959 KCA AL 27 OF 34 33 25 271.0 82 77 2 3 1 .963 6 24 2.62 2.32 .980 2.22 2.21
1959 KCA AL 27 RF 20 20 19 174.1 43 40 2 1 1 .977 3 21 2.17 2.10 .976 1.89 1.88
1959 KCA AL 27 CF 12 11 4 79.2 34 32 0 2 0 .941 3 47 3.62 2.67 .983 2.72 2.70
1959 KCA AL 27 LF 2 2 2 17.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -49 1.59 1.50 .980 2.06 2.05
1959 KCA AL 27 1B 1 1 1 9.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 0 53 10.00 10.00 .990 9.80 9.80
1960 KCA AL 28 OF 69 65 54 579.0 134 128 4 2 1 .985 2 5 2.05 1.91 .982 2.25 2.25
1960 KCA AL 28 RF 48 43 34 372.0 80 75 3 2 1 .975 -2 -5 1.89 1.63 .974 1.95 1.95
1960 KCA AL 28 LF 23 22 20 207.0 54 53 1 0 0 1.000 4 21 2.35 2.35 .984 2.14 2.13
1960 KCA AL 28 1B 2 1 1 9.1 13 9 2 2 2 .846 -0 -13 10.61 5.50 .991 9.55 9.55
1961 BAL AL 29 OF 98 86 50 739.1 145 143 2 0 0 1.000 2 3 1.77 1.48 .977 2.25 2.22
1961 BAL AL 29 RF 73 66 36 549.0 110 108 2 0 0 1.000 1 3 1.80 1.51 .976 2.06 2.04
1961 BAL AL 29 LF 27 20 14 190.1 33 33 0 0 0 1.000 1 4 1.56 1.22 .969 2.01 1.98
1962 BAL AL 30 OF 70 64 51 564.1 139 132 4 3 0 .978 2 4 2.17 1.94 .980 2.19 2.18
1962 BAL AL 30 RF 59 56 45 488.0 126 118 5 3 0 .976 5 12 2.27 2.08 .979 2.00 1.99
1962 BAL AL 30 LF 13 7 6 70.1 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -43 1.66 1.00 .976 2.01 2.00
1962 BAL AL 30 CF 1 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -20 0.00 0.00 2.55 2.60
1963 DET AL 31 1B 7 3 3 42.0 42 40 1 1 2 .976 -1 -31 8.79 5.86 .990 9.47 9.49
1963 DET AL 31 OF 4 2 2 19.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 19 1.89 1.00 .980 2.18 2.15
1963 DET AL 31 RF 2 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 13 1.00 0.50 .980 2.00 2.00
1963 DET AL 31 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
1963 DET AL 31 LF 1 1 1 9.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 27 3.00 3.00 .977 1.90 1.90
8 Seasons OF 450 374 287 3312.2 848 812 21 15 2 .982 -6 -2 2.26 1.85 .980 2.26 2.24
7 Seasons RF 212 190 139 1635.1 367 349 12 6 2 .984 5 4 1.99 1.70 .977 2.00 1.99
6 Seasons CF 134 116 91 982.1 312 296 8 8 0 .974 -17 -21 2.79 2.27 .984 2.76 2.74
8 Seasons LF 114 68 57 695.0 168 165 2 1 0 .994 6 10 2.16 1.46 .978 2.07 2.05
5 Seasons 1B 37 17 17 202.1 221 204 10 7 16 .968 -1 -4 9.52 5.78 .991 9.55 9.49
8 Seasons TOT 487 391 304 3515.0 1069 1016 31 22 18 .979 -7 -2 2.68 2.15 .982 2.68 2.80
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

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)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 AL  8 (4th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1956 AL  5 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 AL  1 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1960 AL  4 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1956 AL  2.74 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1959 AL  3 (4th)
1962 AL  5 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2443), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1977), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (300th), 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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Name and misspellings: Dorrel Norman Elvert Whitey whity Herzog

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