Greg Maddux said it was impossible for him to choose between the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs, so the pitcher’s Hall of Fame plaque won’t include a Major League Baseball team logo on its cap.
Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, the only time since the inaugural 1936 class that two pitchers were selected in their first year of eligibility.
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.
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.
Red Sox manager John Farrell was given the task of changing a culture in Boston, which a year ago had its worst season in 47 years.
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 .
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.
America has turned on the St. Louis Cardinals.
Tony La Russa retired with the third-most wins as a Major League Baseball manager after leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a World Series title.
"You just do not get an eight-run lead."
- Tony La Russa on Jul 10, 2012