World Series & Tony La Russa

The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball, played between the American League and National League champions since 1903. The winner of the World Series championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff and awarded the Commissioner's Trophy. Anthony Tony La Russa, Jr. (born October 4, 1944) is a former Major League Baseball manager and infielder, best known for his tenures as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, and St. 5.0/5

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Rafael Furcal, Albert Pujols, and Tony La Russa react to the final out of the 2011 World Series.
Watching the LL World Series and haven't seen this many unnecessary pitching changes (Penn) since Tony La Russa plied his trade. Not good.
And more-or-less how it looked when HOF manager Tony La Russa led a star-studded team to the World Series championship.
Joe Torre managed as many World Series champions as Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox combined.
Tony La Russa ... comes up as a player through the A's organization, makes his Major League debut with the A's, wins his first World Series as a manager with the A's, wins more manager of the year awards with Oakland than with any other team, is credited with revolutionizing the closer's role while managing in Oakland (his lasting legacy,) and lives in the East Bay. But on his Hall of Fame plaque, the hat will be logo-free.
Big congrats to Tony La Russa, who managed several teams to pennants and the World Series. Teams that were NEVER tainted with steroids.
Tony La Russa has emerged as a candidate to replace Seattle Mariners president Chuck Armstrong. The Mariners are also considering internal candidates for the position, so this is far from a done deal. When contacted, La Russa declined to address the Mariners' position specifically, but did say, "I'm interested in getting to the competition upstairs. I've missed the competition since I left the field. I talked to the commissioner about it. It's not a thing where you miss the dugout, but I miss the winning & losing." Tony La Russa managed the Chicago White Sox from 1979-1986, Oakland Athletics from 1986-1995, & the St. Louis Cardinals from 1996-2011. La Russa is a 3-time AL Manager of the Year (1983, 1988, 1992), NL Manager of the Year (2002), 3-time World Series champion (1989, 2006, 2011), & has the retired by the St. Louis Cardinals. La Russa was unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame along with Bobby Cox & Joe Torre.
If u have the time and u are a cardinal fan this is an awsome story. Way to go La Russa!!! Torre, La Russa, Cox elected to baseball Hall Associated Press | December 9, 2013 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox spent decades trying to beat each other, no holds barred. On this day, however, they were a mutual admiration society. And why not? They were going to the Hall of Fame together. With a combined eight World Series titles and more than 7,500 wins, the managerial trio made it to Cooperstown in results announced Monday. Each was unanimously selected when the 16 voters on the expansion era committee met a day earlier. "They're not the easiest guys to manage against, that's for sure. But it was fun. It was always a battle," Cox said Monday at the winter meetings. "And I consider them enemies on the field, but friends off the field." All three exceeded the magic benchmark of 2,000 wins -- only Connie Mack and John McGraw have won more. "Managing against them, you certainly learn ...
Torre went from baseball loser to Hall of Fame with Yankees By Joel Sherman December 9, 2013 | 1:22pm Modal Trigger Joe Torre gets carried off the field after the Yankees beat the Mets in the 2000 World Series. Photo: AP LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The guy wearing the Hall of Fame shirt, looking out with a gaze somewhere between bemused and stunned, was the biggest loser 18 years ago. Joe Torre, Cooperstown Class of 2014, sat next to Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa, all unanimous choices of the 16-member Veterans Committee. His route from out of uniform for what he believed was good in October 1995 to a plaque should be a reminder to us all about the value of never giving up. Joe Torre’s life changed at 55, took him on this road: Loser. Winner. Champion. Immortal. “It was my secret that he was a winner,” remembered his wife, Ali Torre, of how she felt on Nov. 2, 1995, the day her husband was named the 31st manager in Yankees history. “Now, everyone knows.” Indeed. Clueless Joe to Cooperstown Joe. It ...
Tony La Russa to be inducted to the Hall of Fame! Led the A's to their 89 World Series win :)
Either Joe Torre, Bobby Cox or Tony La Russa managed in 14 of the 18 World Series played from 1988-2006
Tony La Russa won 2,728 games as a manager, holds the Cardinals record with 1,408 wins, and won three World Series (2006 & 2…
World Series winner with Oakland A's and St. Louis Cardinals, Tony La Russa headed to Cooperstown along with Joe Torre and Bobby Cox
From Chronicle Staff Writers Susan Slusser in Orlando, Fla. In his first year of eligibility, former A's manager Tony La Russa - a three-time World Series winner who is still a Bay Area resident - ...
Early news from Florida: former A's player and manager Tony La Russa will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame next summer. His 2,728 wins are third-most in MLB history and he guided three teams to a World Series title, including Oakland in 1989.
The St. Louis Cardinals revealed on Wednesday they have agreed to a three-year contract extension with manager Mike Matheny. Hired in November of 2011 shortly after the Cards claimed their latest of 11 World Series titles and then-manager Tony La Russa announced his retirement, Matheny has guided St. Louis to a 185-139 record and last year's NL Central crown in two seasons at the helm. Also on Wednesday, the Cardinals announced the retirement of pitcher Chris Carpenter. Carpenter, a three-time All-Star, won the Cy Young in 2005 and was named the Comeback Player of the Year in 2009. He was also a major contributor in helping St. Louis to World Series titles in 2006 and 2011. Over his 15-year career, Carpenter has pitched more than 2200 innings in amassing a 144-94 overall record and a career 3.76 ERA with the Cardinals and Toronto Blue Jays.
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I have this funny feeling that as soon the World Series is over, Dave Dombrowski will be introducing Tony La Russa as the new manager of the Detroit tigers
St Louis replaced legend Tony La Russa with Mike Matheny & Cards are going to World Series. Leyland has to go, he's replaceable
Despite the fact that the final three games of the NLCS were lost in embarassing fashion up 3-1 in the series. We should remember that we went further than most, including myself expected. One win from the World Series, it hurts a little more than it usually would but remember that we get here from the second Wild Card spot and had some amazing postseason moments including the 6-0 comeback in game 5 of the NLDS. As fans let's not sell the team short with expectations but appreciate the great season the Cardinals put together. The Cardinals have been the overall best team in baseball since 2000 and even though we came up short this year. This postseason only further solidified that. Adding to the the run, it was accomplished in a year where we had 18 home grown players on our playoff roster not to mention we lost Albert Pujols, Tony La Russa, and Dave Duncan coming into the season in addition to Chris Carpenter and Lance Berkman for most of the season. How we lost it hurts a lot, I'm not going to sell that ...
Although mist is falling at AT&T Park, the wettest place in San Francisco is the cheeks of the Cardinals players and fans as get mourn a 7th game loss to the Giants, losing the last three games of the series. No Tony La Russa. No Albert Pujols. No World Series. The St Louis Cardinals put forth a valiant effort, but, in the end, they come up short to the Giants, who, as as fate would have it, came up bigger than their namesake. Truly a Gigantic Performance. In San Fransicso, Jeremy Schaap. ES-PN.
Business Lessons from the Cardinals This week the St. Louis newspaper ran the headline, “No Tony, No Albert, No Problem.” It referred, of course, to the fact that both the Cardinal’s manager, Tony La Russa, and home-town favorite, three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols left the team after winning the 2011 World Series. When the two announced their decisions, wailing, gnashing of teeth, and yanking of hair ensued. You’ll feel a different sentiment in St. Louis today as the Cardinals prepare for their fifth game of post season play. The team on the bench and those at the coaching helm have shown, once again, that no one stays irreplaceable for very long. The cemeteries are full of people who once considered themselves indispensible. Business owners don’t consistently anticipate replacement, much less succession planning needs, however. At any given time, professional baseball teams are grooming the next third baseman, warming up the next pitcher, and planning “what if?” scenarios. Business borrowed t ...
San Francisco Giants, who now must figure out how to beat the defending World Series champions, a team that lost first baseman Albert Pujols, manager Tony La Russa and pitching coach Dave Duncan last offseason and still cannot be denied.
Excuse my giddiness.but I can't help it because of this... Ken Rosenthal, FoxSports.com: “When you consider all that they’ve lost, it’s stunning that the St. Louis Cardinals are one victory away from heading to the NLCS for the second straight season and seventh time in 13 years. Three potential Hall of Famers — manager Tony La Russa, pitching coach Dave Duncan and first baseman Albert Pujols — left the club after last year’s World Series title. Three other stalwarts of the 2011 champions — right-hander Chris Carpenter, first baseman Lance Berkman and shortstop Rafael Furcal — contributed less than expected due to injuries. Yet here are the Cardinals, the second wild-card qualifier in the NL, seemingly capable of becoming the first team to win back-to-back Series titles since the New York Yankees won three straight from 1998 to 2000.”
"The defending World Series champions made a last stand, winning 6-3 to advance to the NL division series to play the new kids, the Washington Nationals. But there was more to this than baseball. This was about survival, and reminding everyone of what you stand for. It was about preserving the winning tradition of a prestigious franchise that's won 11 World Series championships. It was about being resourceful and pouncing on an opponent's mistakes, somehow scoring six runs on only six hits and a walk. It was about remaining calm as the Braves imploded. And if we've learned one thing about the Cardinals it's this: Don't push them in a corner, don't tell them that it's over, don't suggest they're out of time. Tony La Russa retired, and they lost Albert Pujols, and injuries took Lance Berkman and Chris Carpenter away for most of the season. Don't tell them they couldn't win without those men."
At the helm of an underdog team that won one of the most dramatic World Series ever, Tony La Russa "retired" in just about the best way possible. Robert Siegel talks with La Russa about his new baseball memoir One Last Strike and his remarkable 33 year career as one of the best managers in Major Lea...
He had good players. Tony La Russa is not the reason David Freese came alive in the World Series
"It's true, no one thought that a team with just 83 wins could get into a world series, but they forgot,...forgot what it means to be a St. Louis Cardinal. They forgot they had the reigning MVP and Cy Young award winner. They forgot that this team had the most wins in the National league since 2002. They forgot that they had reached the play-offs 6 of the last 7 years. They forgot that even youngsters can shine on the october stage. They certainly had forgotten St. Louis Cardinal tradition, for this franchise has won more World Series than any National league team.or that magical things can happen when you put on a Cardinals jersey. They forgot that no manager in baseball today has more wins than Tony La Russa, that this team gets clutch hits from men big in both stature, and heart. They forgot that it doesn't matter what you did in the regular season, once the play-offs begin. Because there, if you win 11 games, you win it all. They forgot, but we didnt" -Billy Bob Thornton, 2006 world series film.
La Russa went to Yankee Stadium to deliver a World Series ring to Colby Rasmus, but somehow a meeting failed to happen.
Tony La Russa drops off World Series ring for Colby Rasmus but two don't connect:
Tony La Russa dropped by Yankee Satadium to give Colby Rasmus his World Series ring. They did not meet.
San Francisco ~ looked FANTASTIC on the All ★ Game! ✔ Melky ~ 2 RBI's - 2 for 3 - historic home run MVP ✔ Matt "perfect" Cain ~ pitching to Buster Posey = Win ✔ Panda ~ 3 RBI's & 1st bases loaded triple in All Star History ✔ Tony La Russa ~ back from retirement to coach west Win ✔ First 2 games of 2012 World Series now in San Francisco
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Punto should've "shredded" him. MT Tony La Russa presenting Nick Punto with his World Series ring.
Every time I watch the highlights from Game Six of the World Series, I get excited ALL OVER AGAIN. Aside from the obvious highlights, I also love to watch Lohse's crazy and successful bunt, Westbrook holding them scoreless in the eleventh, the way Berkman was running so hard (after Freese hit the triple) that he practically hit home plate at the same time as Pujols, and the way Duncan jumped up and turned around (after Freese hit the walk-off homer) to throw his arms around the amazing Tony La Russa. What a game for Cardinal Nation! I think I could watch the highlights every night and never get tired of them.
Tony La Russa presents Gerald Laird and Octavio Dotel their World Series rings from Cardinals at CoPa. Rangers, meanwhile, warming up in RF.
Octavio Dotel and Gerald Laird are being presented their 2011 World Series championship ring from manager Tony La Russa.
According to Octavio Dotel and Gerald Laird will receive their World Series rings from Tony La Russa before the game today
Listening to Tony La Russa on the Nats broadcast and saw him give the World Series ring to Edwin Jackson--and Stephen Strasburg is pitching
Correction. Edwin Jackson just got his World Series championship ring from Tony La Russa.
Edwin Jackson received his World Series ring couple days ago, but he was just formally presented it by Tony La Russa in front of the crowd.
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