World News – CA – White Sox announces exceptional hire: Tony LaRussa, 76, returns


Arizona Diamondbacks baseball manager Tony LaRussa chats with people on the field before a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Monday, April 6, 2015 in Phoenix (AP Photo / Ross D Franklin) AP

Tony LaRussa began what would become a Hall of Fame managerial career with the Chicago White Sox in 1979

The White Sox announced Thursday that LaRussa, 76, will be the club’s new manager, replacing Rick Renteria, who was sacked after the Sox made the playoffs for the first time in 12 years

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

Baseball Hall of Fame La Russa has won three World Series champions and won Manager of the Year four times

He last managed the St Louis Cardinals from 1996 to 2011 He is perhaps best known for his tenure with the Oakland Athletics from 1986 to 1995 He led the White Sox from 1979 to 1986

« While I’ve had other management questions since retiring, this opportunity with the White Sox brings together a number of important factors that make it the right time and the right place, » said La Russa. in a press release “The talent on the pitch is incredible, and the front office, led by Kenny Williams and Rick Hahn, has done everything necessary to create an atmosphere of long term success. All of these factors come together to make this a tremendous opportunity, and I’m excited to start as soon as possible by building a coaching staff and getting to work « 

The White Sox have never questioned former Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch, who returned from suspension this week

LaRussa’s hiring leaves only two executive positions vacant in baseball: Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox

The Tigers have interviewed nearly a dozen candidates and will likely turn their attention this week to Hinch and Alex Cora, the former Red Sox manager who was suspended for his role as Hinch’s bench coach with the Astros in 2017

Tigers general manager Al Avila says Hinch and Cora are on his « list »

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World News – CA – Les White Sox announce exceptional hire: Tony LaRussa, 76, returns



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