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Cardinals retire Herzog's number

Updated: August 1, 2010, 1:49 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals retired former manager Whitey Herzog's No. 24 in a ceremony Saturday before St. Louis played the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The sold-out crowd at Busch Stadium gave the newly inducted Hall of Famer a prolonged standing ovation after team owner Bill DeWitt made the announcement.

"You built a platform that we are happy to still have going today," said DeWitt. "We will permanently retire No. 24 in your honor today."

The 78-year-old Herzog was brought onto ...

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