Whitey Herzog Quotes

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Whitey Herzog Quotes

Some people asked me if I would be interested in managing the As. I said a definite no thank you. At night, that place is a graveyard with lights.
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You sweat out the free agent thing in November then you make the trades in December. Then you struggle to sign the guys left in January and in February I get down to sewing all the new numbers on the uniforms.

— Whitey Herzog

The only thing bad about winning the pennant is that you have to manage the All-Star Game the next year. I'd rather go fishing for three days.

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The only way to make money as a manager is to win in one place, get fired and hired somewhere else.

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The rules are changed now, there's not any way to build a team today. It's just how much money you want to spend. You could be the world champions and somebody else makes a key acquisition or two and you're through.

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If I managed the Cubs, I'd be an alcoholic.

— Whitey Herzog

One time in spring training, we had the hit-and-run on, and Carl Erskine threw me a curve and I struck out into a double play. I came back to the bench and Casey [Stengel] said, 'next time, tra-la-la.' I didn't know what tra-la-la meant, but next time up, I hit a line drive, right into a double play. When I sat down, Casey came over and said, 'Like I told you, tra-la-la.'

— Whitey Herzog

The way we have been playing, I might tell my players not to cross the picket line (umpire strike of 1979).

— Whitey Herzog

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