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Some neat Tony La Russa facts

Nov 7, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

Tony La Russa

Seems like Chris Jaffe of The Hardball Times has had a good list every week for a month now. The latest: Ten things he didn’t know about Tony La Russa.

It’s a good time for that list due to the retirement and Jaffe is the right guy to do it due to the fact that he literally wrote the book on managers not too long ago.  Plus, it’s so easy to thumbnail La Russa right now as the micro-managing all-time great that it’s easy to forget that a lot of neat and weird stuff happened in his 33 years at the helm.

Good stuff.

  1. sknut - Nov 7, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    My favorite is to only be fired once in thirty years. In this day and age of quick triggers that is impressive making it better was that was by that blow-hard “Hawk Harrelson”. I wonder if when Hawk fired him he said “Your Gone!”

    • cur68 - Nov 7, 2011 at 12:44 PM

      Being fired by Harrelson is practically a vote of supreme competence.

  2. stlouis1baseball - Nov 7, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Great read. I especially liked all the lesser known baseball trivia that was included in the article.

  3. j0esixpack - Nov 8, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    Another neat fact – he kindof looks like Bill Belichick

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