LaRussa To Manage 2012 NL All Star Team
Looks like we haven’t seen the last of Tony LaRussa yet. The recently retired Cardinals skipper will serve as the manager of the National League All-Star team for the 2012 Midsummer Classic at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on July 10th.
La Russa will become the second retired manager to lead an All-Star squad. Hall of Fame manager John McGraw retired following the 1932 season and managed the NL squad in the first Midsummer Classic in 1933.
La Russa also led the NL All-Stars in 2005 and 2007. It will mark his sixth Midsummer Classic managerial assignment, matching Joe Torre’s total and surpassed only by Hall of Famers Casey Stengel (10), Walter Alston (9) and Joe McCarthy (7). While coaching the Oakland Athletics, La Russa was the American League All-Star skipper from 1989-1991.
The 67-year-old La Russa managed the Chicago White Sox (1979-1986), the A’s (1986-1995) and the Cardinals (1996-2011), winning three World Series Championships and making six World Series appearances overall.
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