St. Louis Cardinals retire former manager Whitey Herzog's number

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    Apr 15, 2010
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    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 honour today."

    The 78-year-old Herzog was brought onto the field in a carriage pulled by two Clydesdales. Also in attendance were members of the 1985 National League championship team led by Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith.

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