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Whitey Herzog, Doug Harvey elected to baseball's Hall of Fame

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The Veterans Committee has voted manager Whitey Herzog and umpire Doug Harvey into baseball's Hall of Fame.

The duo will be enshrined on July 25 in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Herzog managed in the bigs from 1973-1990 and won the 1982 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Harvey was a 31-year National League umpire who hung up his clicker in 1992.

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Congratulations to both! They truly deserved this recognition. Thanks for the news. By the way, Premio Foods is one great company who has free goodies and recipes to cool sports fans out there. Enjoy!

Early in Doug's career, I was able to watch him in the Pacific League as a Ump, before his call up to the National League, when he came to Portland, Or. As a young airman during the Vietnam War, I had the unexpected privlege to meet my cousin Doug, face to face, for a weekend of baseball during one of his tri-city game weeks of his season. Had a great time also meeting his Ump teammates, enjoying the back story of how they prepared for the game. The experience ended with a team dinner at a favorite State St hangout. It was a special day and one I have always remembered. Thanks for the memory of Chicago, you deserve this milestone award within baseball. Hats off to you. Lou Harvey

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