La Russa, Torre, Cox unanimously elected into Hall of Fame
Tony La Russa, who led the Cardinals to World Series championships in 2006 and 2011, will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as part of its 2014 class. He’ll go in alongside managers Bobby Cox and Joe Torre. All three were unanimously elected by the 16-member Expansion Era committee. The announcement was made on Monday. Induction day will be July 27 in Cooperstown, NY.
La Russa won 2,728 (the third-highest total all time) in 33 seasons managing the White Sox, A’s and Cardinals. In 16 years with St. Louis, La Russa led the Cardinals to seven first-place finishes and three National League pennants.
Torre won’t go into the Hall of Fame wearing a Cardinals cap, but he does have plenty of St. Louis ties. He played six of his 18 Major League seasons with the Cardinals, during which he was a four-time All-Star and NL MVP. He later went on to manage the Cardinals for parts of six seasons.
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