Tony La Russa Stats

Tony La Russa was born on Wednesday, October 4, 1944, in Tampa, Florida. La Russa was 18 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 10, 1963, with the Kansas City Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Tony La Russa baseball stats page.

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Tony La Russa Autograph on a 1987 Topps (#68)

Tony La Russa Autograph on a 1987 Topps (#68)

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Birth Name:
Anthony La Russa, Jr. ( Twitter : @TonyLaRussa )
Nickname:
Tony
Born On:
10-04-1944  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Tampa, Florida
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Jefferson High School (Tampa, FL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
05-10-1963 (Age 18)
Last Game:
04-06-1973
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Tony La Russa Pitching Stats

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Tony La Russa Hitting Stats

1963 19 Athletics 34 44 4 11 1 1 0 0 1 7 0 12 1 1 0 0 .250 .346 .318
1968 24 Athletics 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
1969 25 Athletics 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1970 26 Athletics 52 106 6 21 4 1 0 0 6 15 1 19 0 1 1 0 .198 .301 .255
1971 27 Athletics 23 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1971 27 Braves 9 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .286 .375 .286
1973 29 Cubs 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
6 Years 132 176 15 35 5 2 0 0 7 23 1 37 1 2 1 2 .199 .292 .250

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Tony La Russa Fielding Stats

1963 Athletics 2B 3 1 48 9 3.0 9 6 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.06
1963 Athletics SS 14 10 318 47 3.4 45 23 22 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .957 3.82
1970 Athletics 2B 44 28 780 161 3.7 156 67 89 5 21 n/a n/a n/a .969 5.40
1971 Athletics 2B 7 0 36 6 0.9 5 4 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .833 3.75
1971 Athletics 3B 2 0 21 2 1.0 1 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 1.29
1971 Athletics SS 4 0 24 9 2.3 9 4 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.13
1971 Braves 2B 9 1 81 15 1.7 14 8 6 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .933 4.67
2B Totals 63 30 945 191 3.0 184 85 99 7 26 n/a n/a n/a .963 5.26
SS Totals 18 10 342 56 3.1 54 27 27 2 8 n/a n/a n/a .964 4.26
3B Totals 2 0 21 2 1.0 1 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 1.29
3 Years 83 40 1,308 249 3.0 239 112 127 10 34 n/a n/a n/a .960 4.93

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Tony La Russa Miscellaneous Stats

1963 Athletics 0 0 .000 1 16 n/a 0.0 3.7 44.0 - - -
1968 Athletics 0 0 .000 3 2 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1969 Athletics 0 0 .000 8 0 n/a 0.0 8.0 0.0 - - -
1970 Athletics 0 0 .000 11 3 n/a 0.0 5.6 17.7 - - -
1971 Athletics 0 0 .000 7 6 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 - - -
1971 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 0.0 - - -
1973 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
6 Years 0 0 .000 30 28 n/a 0.0 4.8 25.1 - - -

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Tony La Russa Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1963 Kansas City Athletics 29 Undetermined - -
1968 Oakland Athletics 10 Undetermined - -
1969 Oakland Athletics 11 Undetermined - -
1970 Oakland Athletics 22 Undetermined - -
1971 Oakland Athletics 42 Undetermined - -
1971 Atlanta Braves 6 Undetermined - -
1973 Chicago Cubs 42 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Tony La Russa passed the bar exam in December 1979, making him one of only five lawyer / managers in Major League history? The other four were: Monte Ward (New York Giants, Brooklyn and Providence, late 1800s), Hughie Jennings (Detroit, 1907-20, New York Giants, 1924), Miller Huggins (St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees, 1913-29) and Branch Rickey (St. Louis Browns, 1913-15, St. Louis Cardinals, 1919-25). Did you know that all five of these "lawyer / managers" are also members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame?
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Tony La Russa | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 2014 ( HOF )

Tony La Russa went from being an infielder in 1973, to manager of the Chicago White Sox in 1979, amassing 522 wins, 510 losses, and a Manager of the Year Award (1983). Moving west, La Russa managed the Oakland Athletics next, winning 798 games from 1986-1995, winning two more Manager of the Year Awards (1988, 1992), three American League pennants, and his first World Series ring ( 1989 ). Another move, and even more success, as La Russa went back to the heartland, where he managed the St. Louis Cardinals from 1996-2011, won 1,408 games at the helm, a fourth Manager of the Year Award (2002), six National League pennants, and two additional World Series championships ( 2006 , 2011 ).

Did you know that Tony La Russa was the American League All-Star manager in 1989 , 1990 and 1991 (3 wins / 0 losses); and the National League All-Star manager in 2005 , 2007 and 2012 (1 win / 2 losses); and when the senior circuit won in 2012 , he became the first manager to win a Midsummer Classic in both leagues?

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