With Whitey Herzog’s well-deserved selection to Baseball’s Hall of Fame announced Monday, six of the seven Cardinals managers with the most career wins with the club are or are committed to be in Cooperstown.
The others previously enshrined are Red Schoendienst (as a player), Billy Southworth, Charlie Comiskey (as an executive), Branch Rickey (executive) and Frankie Frisch (player).
The other missing name of course, is the incumbent manager, Tony La Russa, tops on the list with 1,232 franchise victories and counting.
When Joe Torre (ninth in Cardinals managerial victories) and La Russa eventually go in, and both will, nine of the top ten St. Louis managers in terms of wins will be enshrined.
Of the nine present and future Hall of Famers, only La Russa, Herzog and Southworth will have been enshrined primarily due to their results managing the Cardinals.
No matter how you count it, it is an impressive total for an impressive franchise.
Managerial record by wins and Hall of Fame status, St. Louis Cardinals, career
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