CHICAGO-The team announced on Thursday that the 30th manager in the history of the White Sox has officially become the 41st captain of the organization and has hired Tony La Russa.La Russa, 76, is rumored to be the first choice after Rick Renteria and the White Sox
CHICAGO-The team announced on Thursday that the 30th manager in the history of the White Sox has officially become the 41st captain of the organization and has hired Tony La Russa.
The 76-year-old La Russa (La Russa) in Rick Renteria (Rick Renteria) and White Sox (White Sox) in the 2020 season with a record of 35 wins and 25 losses and the team’s first entry since 2008 After parting after the playoffs, it is considered the first choice for this job. Since winning the World Series at the Cardinals in 201
During his 33 years as a manager, La Russa has won three world championships, six pennants and 2,728 victories. He managed the White Sox from 1979-86, before the then general manager Ken “Hawk” Harrelson let go, in 1983 with a record of 522-510 and one playoff appearance. Jerry Reinsdorf, chairman of White Sox, said that the firing of La Russa was one of his biggest mistakes and regretted his long tenure. He regarded La Russa as his brother.
Reinsdorf said at the 2013 Winter Conference: “I foolishly allowed him to be fired, but in the 16-member expansion era, I voted to join Bobby Cox through La Russa ( After Bobby Cox and Joe Torre were elected to the Hall of Fame, Reinsdorf said at the 2013 Winter Conference “When you manage an organization, you can’t tell the head of the department to work for him . Therefore, the general manager wants him to leave, and I cannot refuse him. So I had to let it happen.
“Before I let that happen, I called Roy Eisenhardt, the president of Oakland A at the time, and he said: “The matter is not resolved here. If we let him go, would you hire him? He said, “Heartbeat speeds up.” I think if Roy says no, I will stop it. “
La Russa joined Nixey Callahan (1903-04, 1912-14), Paul Richards (1951-54, 1976) and Al Lopez (1957-65, 1968-69) as managers of multiple White Sox teams.
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