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Former Cardinals coach Rich Hacker, a New Athens product like Whitey Herzog, dies at 72

Former Cardinals coach Rich Hacker, a New Athens product like Whitey Herzog, dies at 72

Former major league infielder Rich Hacker, a New Athens, Ill., product who coached for New Athens native Whitey Herzog’s Cardinals teams from 1986-90 and then for two World Series champion Toronto teams when he was there from 1991-93, died late Wednesday night in Fairview Heights, Ill.

Hacker, 72 and suffering from complications from cancer, had been in hospice care.

“The big thing about Rich Hacker was that he was baseball through and through,” Herzog said Thursday. “He was one of the hardest workers I’ve ever, ever seen.

 

 

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