Cardinals Announce Hall of Fame Manager Whitey Herzog Suffered Minor Stroke

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A St. Louis Cardinals and baseball legend suffered a mild health scare this week.

The Redbirds' official Twitter account revealed that former manager Whitey Herzog suffered a minor stroke on Monday at his charity golf tournament. The team announced that the Hall of Famer and World Series champion skipper is resting and doing well.

Herzog spent 18 seasons as an MLB manager with the Cardinals, Texas Rangers, California Angels, and Kansas City Royals. His greatest success came with St. Louis, as he led them to three National League pennants, and winning the 1982 title in seven games against the Milwaukee Brewers. In 1985, Herzog was named NL Manager of the Year.

Overall, Herzog owns a 1281-1125 managerial record. Prior to his managing career, Herzog was an outfielder and first baseman for eight seasons, playing for the Washington Senators, Kansas City Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, and Detroit Tigers.

In 2010, Herzog earned the call to Cooperstown, as he received 87.5% of the Veteran's Committee vote for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010. Herzog has also been inducted into the Cardinals and Royals Halls of Fame.

We send our best wishes to Whitey Herzog and his family at this time.