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Portrait of Whitey Herzog

Whitey Herzog 1BOrioles

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
8 1885 .257 .354 .365 .267 4.9
Birth Date11-9-1931
Height5' 11"
Weight182 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1956 WS1 24 117 465 421 49 103 13 7 4 142 35 74 0 1 8 35 8 5 .245 .302 .337 .230 -1.5 -7.2 -0.9
1957 WS1 25 36 93 78 7 13 3 0 0 16 13 12 2 0 0 4 1 2 .167 .301 .205 .216 -5.7 -0.0 -0.6
1958 KC1 26 88 113 96 11 23 1 2 0 28 16 21 0 1 0 9 0 3 .240 .345 .292 .253 -0.5 0.9 0.0
1958 WS1 26 8 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .029 -1.2 0.0 -0.1
1959 KC1 27 38 158 123 25 36 7 1 1 48 34 23 0 0 1 9 1 0 .293 .446 .390 .317 16.9 2.0 2.0
1960 KC1 28 83 295 252 43 67 10 2 8 105 40 32 0 2 1 38 0 1 .266 .364 .417 .281 8.9 -0.0 0.9
1961 BAL 29 113 377 323 39 94 11 6 5 132 50 41 1 1 2 35 1 4 .291 .387 .409 .294 19.6 1.6 2.2
1962 BAL 30 99 312 263 34 70 13 1 7 106 41 36 3 2 3 35 2 3 .266 .369 .403 .291 12.8 1.4 1.5
1963 DET 31 52 66 53 5 8 2 1 0 12 11 17 1 1 0 7 0 0 .151 .303 .226 .214 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
Career6341885161421341460202558924126178151721318.257.354.365.26749.5-1.74.9

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1956 WS1 MLB 117 465 .230 .258 .333 .391 .261 .288 101 -14.8 12.9 0 -7.2 1.6 -1.5 -0.9 -1.5 -0.9
1957 WS1 MLB 36 93 .216 .258 .325 .380 .260 .197 102 -4 2.5 0.2 -0.0 -1.5 -5.7 -0.6 -5.7 -0.6
1958 KC1 MLB 88 113 .253 .253 .315 .372 .253 .303 101 -0.8 2.8 -0.8 0.9 -0.8 -0.5 0.0 -0.5 0.0
1958 WS1 MLB 8 6 .029 .253 .313 .371 .259 .000 88 -1.4 0.2 0 0.0 -0.0 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
1959 KC1 MLB 38 158 .317 .248 .316 .378 .254 .354 103 8.8 4.2 -0.9 2.0 3.2 16.9 2.0 16.9 2.0
1960 KC1 MLB 83 295 .281 .255 .323 .387 .261 .276 102 6.2 8.0 -2.5 -0.0 -1.1 8.9 0.9 8.9 0.9
1961 BAL MLB 113 377 .294 .258 .327 .401 .263 .320 96 13.3 10.7 -3.4 1.6 -0.4 19.6 2.2 19.6 2.2
1962 BAL MLB 99 312 .291 .259 .326 .399 .262 .284 97 9.9 8.7 -2.7 1.4 -2.9 12.8 1.5 12.8 1.5
1963 DET MLB 52 66 .214 .241 .299 .368 .251 .216 102 -2.7 1.7 -0.4 -0.3 1.4 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1956 WS1 MLB 465 49 103 13 7 4 35 35 74 8 5 .245 .302 .337 .093 .230 -1.5 -7.2 -0.9
1957 WS1 MLB 93 7 13 3 0 0 4 13 12 1 2 .167 .301 .205 .038 .216 -5.7 -0.0 -0.6
1958 KC1 MLB 113 11 23 1 2 0 9 16 21 0 3 .240 .345 .292 .052 .253 -0.5 0.9 0.0
1958 WS1 MLB 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .000 .029 -1.2 0.0 -0.1
1959 KC1 MLB 158 25 36 7 1 1 9 34 23 1 0 .293 .446 .390 .098 .317 16.9 2.0 2.0
1960 KC1 MLB 295 43 67 10 2 8 38 40 32 0 1 .266 .364 .417 .151 .281 8.9 -0.0 0.9
1961 BAL MLB 377 39 94 11 6 5 35 50 41 1 4 .291 .387 .409 .118 .294 19.6 1.6 2.2
1962 BAL MLB 312 34 70 13 1 7 35 41 36 2 3 .266 .369 .403 .137 .291 12.8 1.4 1.5
1963 DET MLB 66 5 8 2 1 0 7 11 17 0 0 .151 .303 .226 .075 .214 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

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Compensation

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  Title Author Date
Baseball ProGUESTus: On the Origin of the Switch-Hitting SpeciesAlex Speier2013-05-17
Baseball ProGUESTus: Paul Richards, Maker of Major-League ManagersJonathan Bernstein2013-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Fantabulous Rap ExtravaganzaSam Miller2013-01-28
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: How to Hit, According to Kevin LongAdam Sobsey2013-01-16
BP Unfiltered: Home Runs at Home, ReduxGeoff Young2012-09-13
Wezen-Ball: Rookie ExcitementLarry Granillo2012-06-06
The Lineup Card: 11 Times Small Sample Sizes Steered Us WrongBaseball Prospectus2012-02-07
The BP Wayback Machine: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a CrossroadsBradford Doolittle2011-12-08
The BP Wayback Machine: Seamhead AnalysisJoe Sheehan2011-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Exorcising the Ghost of LeoSteven Goldman2011-11-04
Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Tony La RussaLarry Granillo2011-11-01
The BP Wayback Machine: Every Team Has a Special GM, Except the CubsSteven Goldman2011-10-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Leyland's Cooperstown CaseJay Jaffe2011-10-13
Wezen-Ball: A (Stolen) Sign from AboveLarry Granillo2011-08-10
Prospectus Hit and Run: Cooperstown's Backhanded ComplimentJay Jaffe2011-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: Davey Johnson: Man, Beast, or Cheese? Chris St. John2011-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Those Who Refuse to Learn From the Past are Condemned to Become Joe GirardiSteven Goldman2011-06-01
The BP Broadside: The Evolving ProspectusSteven Goldman2011-05-30
Prospectus Hit and Run: A Quality Stat, Better than WinsJay Jaffe2011-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Every Team Has a Special GM, Except the CubsSteven Goldman2011-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: A Dozen New SkippersChristina Kahrl2011-02-09
Prospectus Q&A: Billy Martin Jr. David Laurila2011-01-07
The Week In Quotes: January 3-9Alex Carnevale2011-01-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: Giants Among Men?Christina Kahrl2010-12-21
Inside The Park: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a CrossroadsBradford Doolittle2010-12-08
One-Hoppers: Gillick Gains Election, Miller Bloc'd OutJay Jaffe2010-12-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: Billy and GeorgeJay Jaffe2010-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Marvin Miller and Pat GillickJay Jaffe2010-11-16
Playoff Prospectus: LCS Day One RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Dodgers, Padres, GiantsChristina Kahrl2010-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: The La Russa-Rasmus FeudSteven Goldman2010-09-06
You Can Blog It Up: The Shockingly Non-Bunty Gene Mauch All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Don't Call it the Veterans' CommitteeJay Jaffe2010-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Padres are Riding The WaveJohn Perrotto2010-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: The White Rat ReluctantJeff Euston2010-07-26
The Week In Quotes: July 12-18Alex Carnevale2010-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Point of Deadline DealsSteven Goldman2010-07-09
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day #21 (the Strange Career of Jim Spencer Edition)Steven Goldman2010-05-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: OutfieldRob McQuown2010-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior Circuitry, East and CentralChristina Kahrl2010-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Day One of the Winter MeetingsJohn Perrotto2009-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Dodgers versus Cardinals LDSJay Jaffe2009-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessClash of the Other AL Titans?: Rangers vs. AngelsChristina Kahrl2009-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL West RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Bruised but Unbowed?Steven Goldman2009-06-24
Prospectus Q&A: Andy Van SlykeDavid Laurila2009-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Seamhead AnalysisJoe Sheehan2008-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Comeback KingsJay Jaffe2008-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: JiggeringChristina Kahrl2008-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East Moves and IssuesChristina Kahrl2008-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, NL WestNate Silver2007-10-31
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Joe Torre in a BoxSteven Goldman2007-10-22
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over Redux: Another Peek InsideBaseball Prospectus2007-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Similarities Great and SmallJoe Sheehan2007-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Milestoners and the New New Veterans CommitteeJay Jaffe2007-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessWatching the Detectives: Judging the Field of Field JudgesMike Carminati2007-06-18
Who Will Rid Me of This Pestilent McCovey?: Pinch Running in the Last 50 YearsBrandon Isleib2007-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: The Price of ContentmentDan Fox2007-03-29
Schrodinger's Bat: Double Steals And MoreDan Fox2007-03-22
World Series Prospectus: Fire Up the Wayback MachineChristina Kahrl2006-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessOffseason of Discontent: How St. Louis Baseball May Be AlteredWill Leitch2006-02-08
Prospectus Feature: 2003 IHOF Veterans Committee ResultsNeal Traven2003-02-26
Transaction Analysis: September 28-November 10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-11-15
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 20-22, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-24


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tell me they're moving the fences in a bit before my contract is up . . .
(Jason Bay from Citi Canyon)
I hope they don't. What I hope they do is engage Whitey Herzog as a consultant and start building with the park in mind. (Steven Goldman)
2010-03-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)But wouldn't it be beneficial for ALL wannabe managers to play lots of Strat and see how to construct a lineup, work through double-switches, warm up relievers, engage in situational hitting?
(dianagramr from NYC)
A few years ago, I suggested that it would be really cool to launch sort of a seminar series, where you could have minor-league managers and coaches listen to Chuck Tanner or Whitey Herzog talk about the running game, or to Earl Weaver or Dick Williams about in-game tactics, or the late Johnny Sain to talk about workloads. But that would be collective, and the industry favors competition; why let Whitey Herzog talk to anybody else, if you want to hear what he has to say? Put him on the payroll as an adviser, and don't share. As is, in-game tactics aren't exactly rocket science--indeed, much of the stuff sabermetrics "discovers" on this front simply documents previously observed and understood phenomena, going back not just to Earl Weaver or Whitey Herzog, but Casey Stengel or Joe McCarthy. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Phil Hughes staying or going?
(Eric from Manorville)
Bunch of questions about Phil Hughes, though it's possible they're all from the same fellow under multiple aliases. Mom, is that you? Actually, I doubt my mom thinks about Phil Hughes much. She might think about Mickey Mantle sometimes... I think he should stay, and the Yankees will get their reward for putting up with the inconsistency -- ultimately, he'll break through. Now that's what I think, not necessarily what they'll do when/as/if Wang looks ready and Hughes hasn't made a stronger impression, and maybe you can't argue about it if they're still competitive at that point. If they're just string along as they are currently, maybe it's a different matter.

...I should have mentioned Paul Richards before in that manager question. Before my time, but he seemingly had a lot on the ball. In a minor key way, I've also wondered why Jim LeFebrve didn't get more respect given what he accomplished with the M's and the Cubs.

...And why isn't Whitey Herzog in the HOF? (Steven Goldman)
2008-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)I love false nostalgia for a fake time in baseball...everything about Baseball in the 80's was an attempt to make it like other sports...multi-purpose stadiums all around, awful "modern" jerseys (Astros, White Sox, etc.) Emphasis on the speed game to make it "faster" . . . bad times. Baseball was trying to be something it wasn't. Look at the attendance...Baseball in the 80's stunk.
(George W. from Alexandria, VA)
You mean after the owners got together and decided to collude on salaries, they also colluded on offensive styles as well? You've completely misread history. Few teams emphasized speed to the exclusion of all else, principally the Cardinals, and that was only because that's how Whitey Herzog figured he could make his park work for him. Others had select players who could run and run really well, like Rickey Henderson or Eric Davis, but could also get on base and hit the ball out of the park. In many ways it was a more dynamic game, with all of those styles coming together to make a really varied offense. I would argue it was the apotheosis of all the eras that came before it, the truce between the lively ball and previous era of "inside baseball" and thus the epitome of baseball, a sampling of everything that made the game great... No defending the cookie cutter parks, but those were mostly the offspring of the 1970s and proved to be really transient. (Steven Goldman)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are Sabean/MacGowan being unfairly targeted in this Mitchel Probe? To me, singling them out as the ONLY front office with a shred of culpability is simply ridiculous. Singled out player is to Singled out Front Office as Barry Bonds is to Sabean/MacGowan??
(ericmilburn from San Luis Obispo)
Was there anything about Tuesday's non-event on the Hill that wasn't ridiculous? Well, unless you were Miguel Tejada, I suppose, but let's face it, if preening was an Olympic sport, I'm pretty sure we saw some of the medalists in action.

There isn't a GM, manager, or owner who deserves a free pass on this issue. It was an industry-wide problem, and unlike the game's uneven (and unfair) responses to the cocaine issue in the '80s, it wasn't like anybody from the last 20 years was playing Whitey Herzog and publicly stating "clean up or play for somebody else." The responsibility is pretty obviously collective, as it is with amphetamines. (Christina Kahrl)


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