Showing posts with label Tony LaRussa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tony LaRussa. Show all posts

Monday, December 09, 2013

Hall of Fame News: Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa, and Joe Torre Named into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame News:

Hall of Fame News: Managers Joe Torre, Tony LaRussa, and Bobby Cox on Expansion Hall of Fame Ballot

Hall of Fame News:

Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox were among the candidates considered by the Hall of Fame's expansion era committee in voting scheduled to be announced Monday.

The trio of retired managers was joined on the 12-man ballot by a pair of much-debated figures who died in recent years: New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and pioneering players' union head Marvin Miller.

Among the nine managers with three or more World Series titles, Torre and La Russa are the only ones not in Cooperstown.

Torre and Cox retired as managers after the 2010 season and La Russa after leading St. Louis to the 2011 championship. Torre won four World Series titles with the Yankees, La Russa three with Oakland and the Cardinals, and Cox one with Atlanta. La Russa is third among managers with 2,728 wins; Cox had 2,504 and Torre 2,326.

On the ballot for the sixth time, Miller received 11 of 16 votes when the expansion-era committee last met three years ago, one shy of the required 75 percent. Steinbrenner made his ballot debut in 2010 and received fewer than eight votes, the Hall said, without specifying.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Cain will Start Over Dickey, Gonzalez over Wright in All-Star Game

NL manager Tony La Russa said Matt Cain and R.A. Dickey were "equally legitimate" contenders to serve as the starting pitcher for the National League in the All-Star Game, but he selected Cain in part because he already is catcher Buster Posey's regular-season battery-mate and therefore they have familiarity.

"I know Dickey's going to pitch," La Russa said. "And I'm very aware of the first half that he's had. By the way, our club and our hitters [with the Cardinals] in particular the last couple of years have [been] up close and personal to see how tough he is.

Cain candidly noted that he thought it might actually have been beneficial for Dickey to start, since it would have afforded the knuckleballer more time pregame to work with Posey so they could get acclimated.

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