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|Cardinals Retire Herzog's Number
|ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Cardinals have retired former manager Whitey Herzog's No. 24 in a ceremony before St. Louis played the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The sold-out crowd at Busch Stadium on Saturday gave the newly inducted Hall of Famer a prolonged standing ovation after team owner Bill DeWitt made the announcement.
The 78-year-old Herzog was brough onto the field in a carriage pulled by two Clydesdales, Diamonds and Pops. Also in attendance were members of the 1985 National League championship team led by Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith.
A spokesman for Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared Saturday to be Whitey Herzog Day in the state.
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