Tom Herr

Tom Herr

2B, SS, DH, CF, OF, 3B
April 4, 1956
175 lbs
Major League Debut:
8-13-1979 with SLN


In the 1980s, second baseman Tommie Herr teamed with shortstop Ozzie Smith to give the Cardinals one of the best up-the-middle defensive tandems in baseball. In spite of his lack of power, switch-hitter Herr hit in the middle of Whitey Herzog's lineup, driving in 110 runs in 1985, when he finished fifth in NL Most Valuable Player Award voting. He was a smart baserunner, stealing as many as 20 bases four times. After he was traded from St. Louis, Herr never got on track in any of his other stops, and was out of the game by the age of 35.

Best Season

98 of Herr's 110 RBI came with runners in scoring position, as he hit .335 in those situations. He started the season red-hot, driving in 61 runs in his first 71 games, while batting .347.

Factoid 1

From April 16, 1981, through May 4, 1983, Tommie Herr did not go more than two games without at least one base hit.

Factoid 2

Tommie Herr did not hit his first major league homer until his 337th game. It came against Andy McGaffigan of the Giants, in Candlestick Park, on May 10, 1983.


Putting the ball in play.


Hitting for power.

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