Tony La Russa will manage the National League team in July’s All-Star Game even though he retired after leading the St. Louis Cardinals to the World Series championship last year, the second such role in baseball history.
Tony La Russa , the third- winningest manager in Major League Baseball history, signed a one-year extension with the St. Louis Cardinals, the team said on its website .
Former managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the organization’s Expansion Era committee.
The St. Louis Cardinals hired former catcher Mike Matheny to succeed Tony La Russa, who retired as manager two weeks ago after guiding the franchise to its 11th World Series championship.
Former managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa, who won a combined eight World Series titles, were unanimously elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame through the 16-member expansion era committee.
Tony La Russa said today he won’t return as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, after leading the team to its 11th World Series championship on Oct. 28.
"You just do not get an eight-run lead."
- Tony La Russa on Jul 10, 2012