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Whitey Herzog Quotes & Sayings

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What counts aren't the number of double plays, but the ones you should have had and missed. — Whitey Herzog

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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

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We need three kinds of pitching: left handed, right handed, and relief. — Whitey Herzog

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If you don't have outstanding relief pitching, you might as well piss on the fire and call the dogs. — Whitey Herzog

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

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Baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it. — Whitey Herzog

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Some people asked me if I would be interested in managing the A's. I said a definite no thank you. At night, that place is a graveyard with lights. — Whitey Herzog

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We need just two players to be a contender. Just Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax. — Whitey Herzog

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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

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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. — Whitey Herzog

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For being book smart, I thought he (A. Barlett Giamatti) had a lot of street smarts, which is tough to find sometimes. — Whitey Herzog

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I'm not buddy-buddy with the players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog. — Whitey Herzog

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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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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. — Whitey Herzog

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I'd rather go fishing for three years. — Whitey Herzog

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A slick way to outfigure a person is to get him figuring you figure he's figuring you're figuring he'll figure you aren't really figuring what you want him to figure you figure. — Whitey Herzog

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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. — Whitey Herzog