The winningest manager in St. Louis Cardinals history is headed to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Tony La Russa will be joined at the July induction ceremony by Bobby Cox and Joe Torre. All three of today's selections were unanimous. La Russa followed Torre in St. Louis, and managed against Cox's Atlanta Braves for 14 seasons. He calls both men “class acts:”
"You play against guys like that, it's a great competition. They really want to beat, it's your team against their team, but you learn about winning and losing the right way."
La Russa retired from baseball in 2011. Managers ordinarily must wait ten years to be eligible for the Hall, unless they are older than 65. He is the third manager elected to the Hall of Fame as a Cardinal.
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