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Tony La Russa's Professional Accomplishments

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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
  • Retired from managerial career
  • Ranked third all-time in victories - 2728
  • Ranked second all-time in games managed - 5097

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 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
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