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Whitey Herzog's Hall Of Fame Induction Speech: 'It's Like Going To Heaven Before You Die'

Whitey Herzog took the podium at the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, and proceeded to elicit plenty of laughs from the crowd. Some notes from his speech:

- He said that if it weren't for the Cardinals players he managed, he might still be "digging ditches somewhere." He spent a good amount of time talking about the Cardinals, but curiously enough, he didn't make a single mention of the Royals teams he managed in the 1970s.

- He commended Andre Dawson for running out every play despite his bad knees, and lauded Doug Harvey, though he gave him a bit of a jab. "He wouldn't put the damn tarp on," he said.

- In his closing remarks, Herzog said, while choking up, that being inducted to the Hall of Fame "is like going to Heaven before you die."