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When I think of 80′s baseball managers, one of the first to come to mind is Whitey Herzog.  He was the face of that frachise, leading them to three World Series appearances including the 1982 title over the Milwaukee Brewers.  Along with the three division titles he won with St. Louis, he also won three straight with Kansas City from 1976-78.  He skippered each of those teams to 100 win seasons.  He currently ranks 30th on the all-time managerial wins list with 1281 wins.  His winning percentage was a solid .532.  His awards include  1976 & 1982 UPI Manager of the Year, 1982 The Sporting News Manager of the year,  1985 BBWAAManager of the Year, and 1981 & 1982 UPI Executive of the Year.  I usually don’t push for rats to make it into the Hall of Fame, but the White Rat is the exception.

**UPDATE:  Whitey Herzog has been elected to the Hall of Fame **

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