Tom Herr

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Thomas Mitchell Herr

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tom Herr played thirteen years in the majors, mostly with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was in three World Series with them in the 1980s. In his best full season, 1985, he drove in 110 runs, made the All-Star team, and was fifth in the MVP voting. In a partial season in 1983, appearing in 89 games, he hit .323.

He is the player out of the University of Delaware with the most major league games played and at-bats.

Herr was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Hempfield High School in Landisville, PA, for twelve seasons. He then managed the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League in 2005-2006. Herr was named manager of the Hagerstown Suns for 2007. He returned to Lancaster as a coach in 2009 under former teammate, manager Von Hayes, and then replaced him at the helm in 2009.

He is the father of minor leaguers Aaron Herr and Jordan Herr.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
2005 Lancaster Barnstormers Atlantic League 63-77 6th Independent Leagues
2006 Lancaster Barnstormers Atlantic League 75-51 2nd Independent Leagues League Champs
2007 Hagerstown Suns South Atlantic League 55-81 15th Washington Nationals
2009 Lancaster Barnstormers Atlantic League 28-27 6th Independent Leagues replaced Von Hayes (39-46) on July 24
2010 Lancaster Barnstormers Atlantic League 63-76 7th Independent Leagues

Records Held[edit]

  • Fielding percentage, second baseman, career, .989 (tied)

Further Reading[edit]

  • Tommy Herr (as told to George Vass): "The Game I'll Never Forget", Baseball Digest, October 1990, pp. 31-32. [1]

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