Byline: Rick Hummel
ST. LOUIS _ Whitey Herzog succeeded Jack McKeon as manager of the Kansas City Royals in 1975 and gave Jim Riggleman his first big-league coaching job with the Cardinals in 1989. McKeon and Riggleman have sort of passed in the night as big-league managers in the last week and Herzog, rarely at a loss for opinions, had thoughts on both.
First, on Riggleman's resignation at Washington on Thursday:
"I was shocked," Herzog said. "Surprised the hell out of me.
"He probably led the major leagues in interim managerships. But the times he was fired before (San Diego, Chicago), he never complained. I never heard him say anything bad …