Tony La Russa

Tony La Russa

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Tony La Russa is an American professional baseball coach and former player. Tony La Russa is the manager for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Early Life

Tony La Russa came to this world on October 4, 1944. He is currently 77 years old and his zodiac sign is Libra. His birth name is Anthony La Russa Jr. He was born in Tampa’s old picture., Florida, USA. His parents are Anthony and Olivia La Russa. Additionally, Tony has Italian and Spanish ancestry and speaks fluent Spanish.

After graduating from Jefferson High School, Tony was signed by the Kansas City Athletics in June 1962 as a middle infielder, with a clause to pay for his college education. This personality is a graduate of the University of South Florida. And, following his playing career, Tony earned a Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University.

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Caption: Tony La Russa’s old picture. Source: MLB

Career

Tony is the manager for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). Therefore, his MLB career has spanned from 1963 to the present, in several roles. Moreover, Tony is the former manager of the St. Louis Cardinals and Oakland Athletics. Similarly, in 33 years as a manager, he guided his teams to three World Series titles, six league championships, and 13 division titles.

However, his 2,821 wins are 2nd most for a major league manager, trailing only the total of Connie Mack. And, as a player, he made his major league debut in the year 1963 and spent parts of 5 major league seasons with the Kansas City / Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, and Chicago Cubs.

Moreover, after a shoulder injury during the 1964–65 off-season, Tony played much of the remainder of his career in the minor leagues until retiring in the year 1977. Tony was named manager of the White Sox in the middle of the 1979 season and guided the White Sox to an American League West division title four seasons later.

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Caption: Tony La Russa’s picture while playing baseball. Source Viva

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In spite of being fired in the middle of the 1986 season, the Athletics hired him less than three weeks later, and he led the A’s to 3 consecutive American League championships from the year 1988 to 1990 and the 1989 World Series title. Further, he left Oakland following the 1995 season to manage the Cardinals. And led the team to 3 National League championships and the 2006 and 2011 World Series titles.

This player retired after winning the 2011 title and 34 seasons as a major league manager. 3 months later, Tony accepted a position assisting fellow former manager Joe Torre, the executive vice president for MLB operations. Similarly, in the year 2014, this personality became the Chief Baseball Officer for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Likewise, in November 2019, Tony joined the Los Angeles Angels as a senior advisor of baseball operations. Further, in the 2021 offseason, La Russa was named the manager of the Chicago White Sox a second time after the firing of Rick Renteria.

This personality was unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame by the 16-member Veterans Committee on December 9, 2013. Additionally, on July 27, 2014, the induction ceremony was held at Cooperstown, New York. Furthermore, on August 16, 2014, Tony was inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum.

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Caption: Tony La Russa carrying the 2011 World Series Championship trophy on October 28, 2011. source: Missourinet

Personal Life

He and his first wife Luzette Sarcone share two daughters together, Andrea and Averie. They divorced in the year 1973 and Sarcone received full custody of their daughters. Tony married Elaine Coker shortly after his divorce to Sarcone became official. And, with Elaine, he has two daughters, Bianca and Devon.

Tony and Elaine are the founders of Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, USA. The foundation saves abandoned and injured animals as well as running programs to bring dogs and cats to abused children, hospital patients, seniors, and shut-ins.

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Caption: Tony La Russa’s picture with his wife and daughters. Source: South

Body Measurements

This former player stands 1.82 m or 5 feet 9 inches. Similarly, he has a suitable weight but he has not mentioned his weight. Similarly, he has also not publicly announced his other body stats publicly. He has a hazel set of eyes whereas his light brown hair is turning white as per his age.

Social Media and Net worth

His Twitter account ‘@TonyLaRussa’ has earned over 73.9K Followers. Besides Twitter, Tony is not active on other social media platforms.

This famous personality has a net worth of around $30 million. Therefore, Tony has earned his net worth as team manager.