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Tony La Russa

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa

Profession: Baseball Manager

United States of America

Biography: Best known for his tenures as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, and St. Louis Cardinals.

La Russa guided his teams to three World Series titles, six league championships and twelve division titles in 33 seasons.

Born: October 4, 1944
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA
Age: 77 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra

Married Life

  • 1973-12-31 MLB executive Tony La Russa (29) weds Elaine Coker

Historical Events

  • 1986-06-20 Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager
  • 2014-10-31 Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

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