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Tom Herr Nominated To Cardinals HOF

Updated: May 4, 2020

By Sean A. Reeves

“A player that valued winning above everything.” That's how Tom Herr described his approach to the game. Herr was an undrafted free agent picked up by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1974 after graduating high school. His 13-year major league career was highlighted by 10 seasons in Cardinals red where he and Ozzie Smith combined for one of the best double play machines in all of baseball.

But even though Herr portrayed his competitive spirit on the field, he was even more driven to be a great family man off of the field. Tom married his high school sweetheart, Kim, and they had two sons, Aaron and Jordan. “My mom and brother and me were first in his life,” said his oldest son Aaron.

“I would go to Spring Training with him every year for my first 11 years of my life. I’d be at the field with him until dark, taking ground balls with him, shagging out in the outfield with him and just being part of the locker room - I used to have my own locker, actually, beside his,” said Aaron