Whitey Herzog: Hall of Fame is icing on the cake

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Whitey Herzog figures he's been to Cooperstown about a dozen times. He knows his next visit will be unforgettable.

Herzog, who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 25, toured the museum on Monday with his wife, Mary Lou, in preparation for his big day and and called it "the highest honor you could receive if you were ever in professional baseball or part of baseball."

The 20th manager to make the Hall, Herzog was elected in December by the Veterans Committee. He will be inducted along with Andre Dawson, umpire Doug Harvey, broadcaster Jon Miller and sports writer Bill Madden of the Daily News of New York.

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