Tony La Russa Profile

  • 28 years as amanager in major league baseball
  • Two World Series titles (1989 Oakland A’s, 2006 St. Louis Cardinals)
  • Two NL pennants, three AL pennants
  • Eight NL Central titles (Cardinals), five AL west titles (White Sox, A’s)
  • Third place on all-time managerial win list with 2,552
  • 2nd all-time in games managed (4,770 games)
  • One of two major league managers to accumulate 500 wins with three different teams
  • One of two major league managers to win a world championship in each league
  • Managed a team to 90 or more wins in a season 11 times
  • Reached postseason play seven out of 11 years with the Cardinals
  • Four-time major league manager of the year
  • Main source of Buzz Bissinger’s best-selling “Three Nights in August
  • One of only five manager/lawyers in baseball history
  • Founder and chairman of Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)

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