Whiteyball is a style of baseball used to describe the style of play of the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1980′s. Manager Whitey Herzog styled his baseball teams based on five philosophies: stealing bases, bunting, hitting the ball the opposite way, utilizing the hit-and-run, and relying on fleet-footed defenders. Busch Stadium fit this style perfectly, a large ballpark with ultra fast astroturf.
This is the baseball I grew up watching. I went to my first baseball game on 9/6/1982 and got to see Darryl Porter score on a George Hendrick single in the bottom of the ninth for a 1-0 victory.
At this site, hopefully you will find lots of good information on the Cardinals as well its’ minor league system. I am not a big sabermatics person but some will be mixed in. Also, I have started going to quite a few minor league games and will post pics of stadiums and prospects (not just Cardinal farmhands) as well as my impressions of the players I see.
You will also find info on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ farmhand, Blake Dewitt. Dewitt was the 28th overall choice in the 2004 Draft out of the same High School that I attended, many, many moons before he attended it. But my mom happens to work for his Grandfather and speaks quite often with his family, so I like to include Blake on the site, also. Plus he is a good kid and it would be really cool for him to make it.
Since I have started this site I have started doing features for Ballpark Digest. Only one has been featured but more are in the chutes.
One last thing, this is Whiteyball: Baseball and a little more, so from time to time, I may cover a topic that has nothing to do with baseball. But hey, it’s my site and I can do what I want.
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