World News – US – Tony La Russa hired as White Sox manager


La Russa, who hasn’t led a team for almost a decade, will take over the team he previously managed from 1979 to 1986 At 76, he is the oldest manager of the major leagues

Tony La Russa, 76 and out of management for nearly a decade, was hired as manager of the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, the team announced

La Russa won three World Series in a 33-year managerial career that earned her a Baseball Hall of Fame spot in 2014

Baseball Hall of Fame member Tony La Russa, the third-most successful coach in baseball history, three-time World Series champion and four-time manager of the year award winner, named the new director of the Chicago White Sox imageTwittercom / RKP24rleHP

La Russa, who only played 132 games as a major league, found their calling in management.He started with the White Sox, and in his fourth full season in 1983, he led the club to his first playoff place in 24 years and won Manager of the Year He was fired in 1986 but quickly landed the job of manager of Oakland Athletics

In Oakland, La Russa made three consecutive World Series from 1988 to 1990, winning in 1989

He moved to the St Louis Cardinals in 1996, making nine playoff appearances in 16 years and winning the World Series in 2006 and 2011 He retired in the prime after the team’s second title, returning in sport only for an appearance as manager of the National League in the 2012 All-Star Game No other manager retired immediately after winning the series

With 2,728 wins, La Russa ranks third all-time, behind Connie Mack (3,731) and John McGraw (2,763) He is tied with Bobby Cox for the most manager of the year awards, with four

While hiring an experienced manager may seem like going against the trend in an era of innovative thinking and strong front office influence in gaming, La Russa was known for her strategic acumen before -keeper as manager He is credited with inventing the closest to an inning with Dennis Eckersley in Oakland

With his new role, he becomes the oldest coach currently working in the major leagues, taking that title from Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker, 71. The oldest manager in major league history was Mack, who also owned the Philadelphia Athletics He was 87 when he retired in second place is Jack McKeon, who was named interim manager of the Marlins in 2011 at age 80 and finished the season for them

Since the end of his managerial career, La Russa has held front office positions with the Diamondbacks, Red Sox and Angels

In his Hall of Fame induction speech in 2014, La Russa spoke of the value of being a strong leader: “I think leadership is more important than ever in baseball Because of free will and from guaranteed contracts and guys looking for fame and fortune, they grew up somehow empowered; it is more important than ever that the people who are trying to put them in a position to win have real leadership skills and really work at it. You have to fight these distractions and distorted ideas about what is right « 

He will have another chance with the White Sox, who made the playoffs for the first time in 12 years this season, but lost in the wildcard round to the As, resulting in the dismissal of Rick Renteria

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World News – USA – Tony La Russa is hired as director of the White Sox



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