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Tony La Russa
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La Russa in 2017
Chicago White Sox
Infielder / Manager
Born: October 4, 1944 (1944-10-04) (age 76)
Tampa, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
debut
May 10, 1963, for the Kansas City Athletics
Last appearance
April 6, 1973, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Batting average .199
Hits 35
Runs batted in 7
Managerial record 2,728–2,365
Winning % .536
Teams
As player

As manager

As coach

Career highlights and awards
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Induction 2014
Vote 100% (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.


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