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Tony La Russa's Professional Accomplishments

Download Tony La Russa's biography in our media kit and view his professional accomplishments:

1969

  • Graduated from University of South Florida

1978

  • Graduated with a JD from Florida State University College of Law

1979

  • On August 2, become manager of the Chicago White Sox
  • Youngest manager in baseball at the time - 35 years old

1983

  • Chicago White Sox win 99 games and American League West Division
  • Named American League Manager of the Year

1986

  • Hired as manager of Oakland Athetics

1988

  • Oakland Athletics win American League West Division and American League Pennant
  • Named American League Manager of the Year

1989

  • Oakland Athletics win World Series

1990

  • Oakland Athletics win 103 games and American League Pennant

1991

  • Co-founded ARF with wife Elaine LaRussa

1992

  • Oakland Athletics win American League West Division
  • Named American League Manager of the Year

1996

  • Hired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals
  • Cardinals win National League Central Division

1998

  • Inducted into National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame

2000

  • St. Louis Cardinals win National League Central Division

2002

  • St. Louis Cardinals win National League Central Division
  • Named National League Manager of the Year
  • Became fourth Manager to win award in both leagues

2004

  • St. Louis Cardinals win National League Central and National League Pennant 

2005

  • St. Louis Cardinals win National League Central Division

2006

  • St. Louis Cardinals win National League Central Division, National League Pennant, and World Series
  • Became second manager to win the World Series in the National and American Leagues

2008

  • Inducted into Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum

2009

  • St. Louis Cardinals win National League Central Division

2011

  • St. Louis Cardinals win National League Pennant and World Series
  • Temporarily retired from managerial career.

2012

  • Managed Final Game - National League Team at the 2012 All-Star Game
  • Number 10 retired by the St. Louis Cardinals
  • Released One Last Strike, a New York Times bestseller

2013

  • Unanimously elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame               

2014

  • Hired as Chief Baseball Executive of Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
  • Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

2017

  • Joined the Boston Red Sox as Vice President and Special Assistant to Dave Dombrowski, the President of Baseball Operations

2018

  • Won his fourth World Series ring as part of the 2018 Boston Red Sox front office

2019

  • Inducted into the Oakland Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Joined the Los Angeles Angels as a Senior Advisor of Baseball Operations

2020

  • Returned to the MLB dugout as manager of the Chicago White Sox, the first manager in baseball history to return to managing after being elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager.
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