The team announced on Thursday that Tony La Russa, 76, is the new manager of the Chicago White Sox. He has won three World Series titles and the Hall of Fame.
Since the end of 16 years with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011, La Russa has not served as a major league manager, and this season ended with his third championship. At that time, La Russa had a career record of 2,728-2,365 and became the first manager to retire in major league history after winning the World Series.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, La Russa and Jack McKeon have become the only major league baseball team in history to take over the team over the age of 75. Manager. McKeon was 80 when he took over the Marlins in 201
La Russa joined the White Sox from 1979 to 1986 and started his management career. When Jerry Reinsdorf was selected for 64 games this season, he bought the team in 1981 .
After being fired, La Russa joined the Oakland Athletics later in the season and started a career that would later become a Hall of Fame professional. Reinsdorf regretted his decision.
After racing with the Cardinals, La Russa served as executive officer of Major League Baseball, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels, who hired him as a senior consultant for baseball operations after the 2019 season.
He took over as former White Sox manager Rick Renteria (Rick Renteria), and the organization agreed to part ways with him on October 12. Renteria led the White Sox to a record of 35-25 in 2020, which is also the team’s first appearance in the playoffs since 2008.
Chicago lost to the track and field team 2-1 in the universal card game.
At that time, General Manager Rick Hahn stated that Renteria and the headquarters office had been “talking about for many years”, explaining how the “final phase” of the team’s reconstruction would proceed. Hahn also said that the move was not accelerated by anything Renteria did in 2020, including the controversial playoff pitching or the team’s faltering after a slight lead in the division.
After leaving Renteria, Hahn said: “This has nothing to do with any decision in the third game of the wildcard series.” “This has nothing to do with the last few weeks after we entered the playoffs. Things. It depends on where we are as an organization and what we need to do next.”
Although Hahn did not reveal who the team was interested in when he started the search, he shared the types of people the team was looking for.
Hahn said: “In the end, I think the best candidate or ideal candidate will be someone who has experience in the championship organization in recent years; someone who has experience in the championship organization in recent October.”
Although La Russa has not participated in the game since 2011, he served as the vice president and special assistant to Dave Dombrowski at Red Sox, when Dave Dombrowski was the team’s president of baseball operations at the time, when Boston won the 2018 World Series.
ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez and Jesse Rogers contributed to this report.