Thursday, April 10, 2008
#344 Tony LaRussa
Why this card is awesome: Because I think this card has aged the best out of all the cards in the set. Why? Because LaRussa managed the A's for years, and has now managed the Cardinals for years, and to me this photo seems like it could have taken yesterday (except that he's not wearing red.)
Cool stat: LaRussa didn't have much of a playing career, but he did manage 2 three-hit games even though he only had 35 hits in his career. I wonder if that's a record.
It seems pretty likely that LaRussa will make the HOF as a manager one day. He has the 3rd most wins all-time, and while he also has the 3rd most losses, he's got a good winning percentage. He's been to 5 World Series and won two.