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Tony La Russa

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Tony La Russa
La Russa in 2017
Chicago White Sox
Infielder / Manager
Born: (1944-10-04) October 4, 1944 (age 79)
Tampa, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 10, 1963, for the Kansas City Athletics
Last MLB appearance
April 6, 1973, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Batting average.199
Runs batted in7
Managerial record2,728–2,365
Winning %.536
As player

As manager

As coach

Career highlights and awards
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Vote100% (Expansion Era Committee)

Anthony La Russa Jr. (/ləˈrsə/; born October 4, 1944) is an American professional baseball manager of the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is the former manager of the St. Louis Cardinals and Oakland Athletics, as well as a former player.

As a player, La Russa made his major league debut in 1963 and spent parts of five major league seasons with the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs.

in December 2013, La Russa was elected a member of the Hall of Fame by the 16-member Veterans Committee.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Goold, Derrick; Hummel, Rick (December 9, 2013). "La Russa, Torre, Cox unanimously elected to Hall". St. Louis Post-Dispatch.