Originally posted on Fragile Freddy's  |  Last updated 10/31/11
In a bit of a surprise St. Louis Cardinal manager Tony LaRussa has announced his retirement after 33 years as an MLB manager. LaRussa has rubbed some folks the wrong way over the years but his influence and success are undeniable.  LaRussa walks away from the game with three World Series titles, a total only eight other managers have reached. Impressively LaRussa has notched 2,728 regular season wins, a total eclipsed by Connie Mack and John McGraw.  LaRussa is just 35 wins shy of McGraw and off the top of my head I cannot think of a player who retired with such a meaningful milestone so tantalizingly accessible. To put his longevity into terms that we as Red Sox fans can appreciate here is the Red Sox lineup the night he began his MLB career; SS - Burleson C - Fisk CF - Lynn DH - Rice LF - Yastrzemski 1B - Watson 3B - Hobson RF - Evans 2B - Brohamer SP - Renko one relief pitcher was used, Win Remmerswaal in his MLB debut. And here is the list of manager...
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