Tony La Russa has one more game in him after all.
La Russa will become the second retired manager to guide a team in the Major League All-Star Game when he leads the National League on July 10 in Kansas City. The 67-year-old skipper retired after managing the St. Louis Cardinals to a World Series title.
"Tony earned this opportunity with the remarkable run that the Cardinals completed last October, and I am delighted that he shared my enthusiasm about his staying in this role," Commissioner Bud Selig said.
"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."
Hall of Famer John McGraw is the other retired manager to guide an All-Star team, having done so in 1933. He retired in the previous year.