LaRussa to manage one more game

25 Jan

In 2012, former Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa will be the second retired manager to manage an All-Star team along with Hall of Famer John McGraw who did the same in 1933. After 33 seasons in the game, 16 with the Cardinals, LaRussa called it quits deciding it was time to enjoy life in a slightly different way. While most will remember LaRussa for his World Series wins, I will remember those Hideous White Sox uniforms his team had to sport in the 70’s – There’s no short pants in baseball!

La Russa and Joe Torre are tied for fourth with six All-Star managing appearances, trailing Casey Stengel (10), Walter Alston (9) and Joe McCarthy (7). Larussa should have no problem joining the HOF as a manager, hopefully before he takes a dirt nap. It’s getting totally depressing watching these old guys you know are going to get in eventually drop dead before they are finally granted admission- please pay attention to that Bud.

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