Tommy Herr interview
Former All-Star shortstop Toby Harrah said it best when comparing bikinis with statistics: “They both show a lot, but not everything.” Truer words could not be spoken when referring to another former All-Star middle infielder — Tommy Herr.
“Whitey Ball” was built on defense, pitching, and speed; but also patient and timely hitting. For all the credit heaped upon Willie McGee, Vince Coleman, Jack Clark, and The Wizard; Herr was a rock whose importance was never lost on the Cardinal faithful. The switch-hitting second baseman did not post eye-popping numbers but played a terrific second base and Herr is one of just two players (Paul Molitor in 1996) to drive in 100 runs with less than 10 homers (110 RBI on 8 homers in 1985) since Hall of Famer George Kell turned the trick in 1950.
Herr was recently kind enough to share a few moments of his time to discuss his days under the Arch, World Series disappointment, his son Aaron’s shot at the big leagues, and why he wouldn’t be shocked to see St. Louis sneak into the playoffs this fall.
Check out Turning Two with Tommy Herr.
Last edited by SouthPaw77; 08-25-2007 at 10:54 AM.