Tony La Russa http://news.stlpublicradio.org en La Russa Enters The Hall Of Fame, A Look At His Legacy In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/la-russa-enters-hall-fame-look-his-legacy-st-louis <p>In his Hall of Fame speech, former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa saluted the support he's had from the management of all three clubs β€” the Chicago White Sox and the Oakland A's in addition to the Cardinals β€” he worked for. He singled out some players, including Dennis Eckersly (who ended his career in St. Louis) and Albert Pujols. The "spectacular" tradition in St. Louis and the presence of hall of famers walking around the club made "you feel this obligation to go forward ... motivated to be caretakers" of that tradition, he said.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:54:26 +0000 Donna Korando & Cullen Riley-Duffy 38291 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org La Russa Enters The Hall Of Fame, A Look At His Legacy In St. Louis 'No Easy Answer': Ex-Baseball Manager La Russa On Legacy, Steroids http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/no-easy-answer-ex-baseball-manager-la-russa-legacy-steroids Tony La Russa's tenure as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland A's and St. Louis Cardinals is legendary. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:37:04 +0000 NPR Staff 38350 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'No Easy Answer': Ex-Baseball Manager La Russa On Legacy, Steroids La Russa, Torre Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/la-russa-torre-elected-baseball-hall-fame <p><em>Updated at 3:50 p.m. with analysis from Derrick Goold.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 11:55 a.m. with comments from the St. Louis Cardinals.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 11 a.m. with quotes from La Russa.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 10 a.m. with statement from commissioner Bud Selig.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>This story will be updated.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Long-time Cardinals manager Tony La </span>Russa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been unanimously elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.</span></p><p>Here's the official news by way of a tweet Monday morning:</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:27:00 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Rachel Lippmann 32072 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org La Russa, Torre Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame One Last Strike: Former Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/one-last-strike-former-cardinals-manager-tony-la-russa <p>Tony La Russa won two World Series championships as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals and another with the Oakland Athletics.&nbsp; He won four Manager of the Year Awards and has the third highest win total in Major League Baseball history.&nbsp; Host Don Marsh talks with La Russa about his career, the current season, and his new memoir, β€œOne Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season.”</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:07:24 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 4720 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org One Last Strike: Former Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa Ex-Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has book deal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ex-cardinals-manager-tony-la-russa-has-book-deal <p>Retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is ready to look back on his amazing career.</p><p>William Morrow announced Monday that &quot;One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season,&quot; is tentatively scheduled to come out this fall. The book will be co-written by Rick Hummel, a longtime reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.</p><p>La Russa retired last fall after managing the Cardinals to <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cards-win-world-series-beat-texas-6-2-game-7">a dramatic World Series title</a>.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 20:52:36 +0000 The Associated Press 3298 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ex-Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has book deal Cardinals' La Russa 3rd in Manager of the Year voting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cardinals-la-russa-3rd-manager-year-voting <p>Kirk Gibson of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays have been voted Managers of the Year.</p><p>Gibson won by a wide margin in the National League and Maddon was a clear choice in the AL. The results were announced Wednesday by the Baseball Writers&#39; Association of America.</p><p>Gibson guided Arizona to a worst-to-first finish in his first full season as a big league manager.</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 19:19:26 +0000 The Associated Press 2490 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cardinals' La Russa 3rd in Manager of the Year voting Matheny to replace La Russa as Cardinals manager http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/matheny-replace-la-russa-cardinals-manager <p>The St. Louis Cardinals say they will announce&nbsp;the hiring of Mike Matheny as manager during a news conference Monday.</p><p class="p1">Matheny, a former St. Louis catcher will replace the retired&nbsp;Tony La Russa.</p><p class="p1">La Russa stepped down after leading the team to the World Series&nbsp;title.</p><p class="p1">The 40-year-old Matheny was a minor league instructor with the&nbsp;Cardinals and has no managing experience. He played for St. Louis&nbsp;from 2000-04 and won three Gold Gloves. He won another with San&nbsp;Francisco.</p> Sun, 13 Nov 2011 23:58:05 +0000 The Associated Press 2459 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Matheny to replace La Russa as Cardinals manager La Russa retires: how the Cardinals move on to find a new skipper http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/la-russa-retires-how-cardinals-move-find-new-skipper <p>Our own Rachel Lippmann had a story on the retirement of Cardinals manager Tony La Russa on today&#39;s Morning Edition on NPR. Here&#39;s the summary provided by NPR of her work:</p><p>&quot;After 16 seasons, the Tony La Russa era in St. Louis is over. The Cardinals announced that their skipper has decided to retire. La Russa took the Cardinals to the playoffs nine times, made it to the World Series three times and won it all twice, including this season. Now, the organization and its fans have to figure out how to move on without the man who has become their backbone. St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s Rachel Lippmann reports.&quot;</p><p>In case you missed her story on the broadcast this morning, or want to hear it again, you can<a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/11/01/141895737/cardinals-la-russa-to-retire"> find it here.</a></p><p> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 15:52:34 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2379 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org La Russa retires: how the Cardinals move on to find a new skipper Cardinals manager Tony La Russa announces retirement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cardinals-manager-tony-la-russa-announces-retirement <p><em>Updated 1:18 p.m.</em></p><p>Manager Tony La Russa will not be coming back to the St. Louis Cardinals.</p><p>The team announced Monday that La Russa has decided to retire after a 33-year managing career, 16 of which were with the Cardinals.</p><p>La Russa says he made the decision to retire back in June, and told general manager John Mozeliak and owner Bill DeWitt, Jr. in August. Players and coaches found out Sunday night after <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hundreds-thousands-attend-cardinals-victory-parade-rally">the parade and rally celebrating their 11th World Series championship</a>.</p><p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:32:53 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2370 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cardinals manager Tony La Russa announces retirement Duncan to take leave of absence from Cardinals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/duncan-take-leave-absence-cardinals <p>The man who&#39;s been at the right hand of Tony LaRussa for most of LaRussa&#39;s managing career is taking an extended leave of absence from the St. Louis Cardinals.</p><p>The team announced today that pitching coach Dave Duncan&#39;s wife underwent major surgery on August 21 and will require additional tests and rehabilitation. Duncan asked to stay with his wife during that period. No date&#39;s been set for his return.</p><p>Here&#39;s the rest of the statement from the St. Louis Cardinals:</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 20:05:50 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1918 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Duncan to take leave of absence from Cardinals