(ST. LOUIS) — Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced on Tuesday that former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa will come out of retirement for a day to manage the National League All-Star team in July.
La Russa — who retired gracefully after leading his Cardinals team to one of the most miraculous comebacks of all-time to get into the playoffs and then win the World Series — will be the second retired manager to manage the All-Star game, joining Hall of Famer John McGraw.
“Tony earned this opportunity with the remarkable run the Cardinals completed last October, and I am delighted that he shared my enthusiasm about staying in this role,” Selig said in a statement. “The All-Star Game celebrates all the best of our game, and it is very appropriate that we will have the chance to celebrate one of the greatest managerial careers of all time as a part of our festivities.”
This year’s All-Star game will take place in Kansas City on July 10.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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