ST. LOUIS - Former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa might wear his final big league uniform in the city where he wore his first.
Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that the recently retired La Russa will manage the National League All-Star team this July in Kansas City. La Russa, who retired three days after the Cardinals won the World Series, made his Major League debut as a player with the Kansas City As in 1963.
The National League and American League managers for the All-Star Game go to the managers of the two league champions the previous year. But with La Russa retiring after the season, it was unclear who would manage the N.L. team at the 2012 game.
Tony earned this opportunity with the remarkable run that the Cardinals completed last October, and I am delighted that he shared my enthusiasm about him staying in this role, Commissioner Bud 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 th...