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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