Tony LaRussa did not distinguish himself during his playing days however with 2,638 wins as a Major League Manager, he is in elite company. Only Connie Mack(3,731) and John McGraw(2763) have won more games.
LaRussa is one of six managers to capture pennants in both Major Leagues and he is the only skipper to win more than one pennant in both the American and National League.
Tony LaRussa and Sparky Anderson are the only managers to win the World Series in both Major Leagues.
The 2011 season will be Tony's 33rd as a Major League Manager.
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