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“White Rat” immortalized in a bobblehead

White Rat bobblehead

During his time in pro baseball Whitey Herzog was known as the White Rat. That nickname is being memorialized in a bobblehead giveaway from the River City Rascals (independent; Frontier League).

Hall of Famer Whitey Herzog made his name as manager of the Kansas City Royals (1975-1979) and the St. Louis Cardinals (1980-1990), leading the Card to a World Series win in 1982. He was known as a fierce competitor, and he acquired the nickname “White Rat” for his short-cropped white hair and his approach to the game. it was a name he embraced, using it in the title of his autobiography.

The Rascals are commemorating the White Rat with a bobblehead giveaway on July 9. Some highlights:

  • Five bobbleheads have been signed by Whitey Herzog and will be randomly distributed in the 500 we are giving away.
  • Five ticket stubs will be randomly picked throughout the game and those fans will win a Whitey Herzog signed baseball.
  • Game-time entertainment will be focused on 1980s Cardinals and Whitey trivia with prizes.


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