Whitey Herzog Speaks at All-Star Gala

Major League Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog will throw out the first pitch at the 76th Annual Texas League All-Star Game at ONEOK Field in Tulsa, OK Thursday night.

Wednesday he was the keynote speaker for the All-Star Gala at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Tulsa.

He played nine seasons in the big leagues.{} He said the Majors was very good to him... (pause)... after he stopped playing.{} That got the crowd laughing pretty hard.{} He also said that he was given the nickname "The Judge" when he played.{} Because he was always on the bench.{} Whitey had the room rolling.

The ONEOK Field gates open at 5:00pm.{} The Home Run Derby gets underway around 5:50pm.

The Texas League All-Star game begins at 7:05.