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Tony La Russa
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Baseball Player
    (October 4, 1944- )
    Played for the Oakland Athletics (1963, 1968-71), Atlanta Braves (1971) and Chicago Cubs (one game, 1973)
    Managed the Chicago White Sox (1979-86), Oakland A's (1986-95) and St. Louis Cardinals (1996-2011)
    American League Manager of the Year (1983, 1988, 1992)
    National League Manager of the Year (2002)
    Led team to World Series (1988, 1989, 1990, 2004, 2006, 2011)
    Won World Series (1989, 2006, 2011)
    Co-wrote '3 Nights in August'
    Retired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals three days after winning the World Series (October 31, 2011)
    He screwed up his playing career after injuring his shoulder during a pickup softball game.
    His A's teams were heavily favored in both the 1988 and 1990 World Series.
    However, he won a combined one game (and lost eight) during those two series.
    His last name is frequently misspelled as 'LaRussa.'
    He is a vegetarian.
    He led an anti-fur demonstration on behalf of PeTA.
    He earned a law degree, yet said, 'I'd rather ride the buses in the minor leagues than practice law for a living.'
    He is one of the winningest baseball managers of all time.
    He is known for his extensive use of statistical analysis in his managing.
    He lent his name to the artificial intelligence development of a namesake video game series.
    He was the second manager to win Manager of the Year in both major leagues.
    He and his wife founded a 'no-kill' animal shelter that finds homes for abandoned animals.
    He is the only winning manager of an earthquake-interrupted World Series.

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