(Busch Stadium) Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog is recuperating after suffering what is believed to be a minor stroke during his charity golf tournament yesterday.
Per the St. Louis Cardinals, “Whitey and his family wanted to let everyone know that he has received treatment and is currently resting, doing well. Whitey is hoping for a quick recovery, and he and his family are very appreciative of the caring support that everyone has shown them.”
After playing in over 600 games over the course of eight big league seasons, Herzog began his managerial career in 1973. He won 1281 games with 1125 losses and 3 ties before retiring in 1990.
Voted into Cooperstown in 2010 by the Veteran’s Committee, Herzog guided the St. Louis Cardinals to the World Series title in 1982 and won two other National League pennants at the helm of the team in 1985 and 1987.
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