Tom Herr

Tom Herr baseball card
J. Freeland Chryst Award

Tom Herr played 13 seasons in major league baseball for the Cardinals, Phillies, Twins, Giants and Mets. He played for St. Louis from 1979 until 1988, helping the Cards to a World Series championship in 1982 and pennants in 1985 and 1987.

Herr led the National League in both fielding percentage and assists by a second baseman in 1981 and finished in the top three in double plays turned in five of his 10 seasons in St. Louis. Teaming with shortstop Ozzie Smith to give St. Louis a strong middle infield, Herr hit .274/.349/.354 as a Cardinal, with 152 stolen bases.

In his career year of 1985, Herr batted third in a lineup that included Vince Coleman, Willie McGee and Jack Clark. He hit .302 that season, knocking in 110 runs with just eight homers, and finished among the top five in NL Most Valuable Player voting.

He remains the last player in NL history to drive in 100 runs with less than 10 homers.

Herr, who later served as manager of the Lancaster Barnstormers, finished his major-league career with a .271 batting average, 1,450 hits, 28 homers, 574 RBIs and 188 steals. He posted a career OPS of .696 and a career fielding percentage of .989.

Tom Herr's Kirchner Award bio

Tom Herr's Remembrance