Herzog changed way game was played

Longtime manager won three pennants and one World Series during his storied career

Originally Published: July 24, 2010
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Whitey Herzog rarely held a team meeting for largely the same reasons as those of another Hall of Fame manager, the great Earl Weaver of the Baltimore Orioles, who would say, "What if I hold a team meeting, then we lose that night? What do we do then?"

"I don't remember him ever having a team meeting except for one time, which Whitey had in front of a thousand people," said former Cardinals outfielder Andy Van Slyke, who played for Herzog from 1983 to 1986. "In 1985, we started out 1-6. ...

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