The Hall-of-Fame-bound St. Louis Cardinals manager will make an encore in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.
Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the 2012 MLB All-Star game will feature on the greatest all-time managers in St. Louis Cardinals history. Months after winning the 2011 World Series and retiring, Tony La Russa has agreed to manage the National League All-Star team in 2012.
The MLB All-Star game is typically coached by the managers from the previous year's World Series teams, so La Russa and Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers were in line to call the shots in 2012. However, La Russa's retirement put the managerial situation in limbo.
La Russa, a four-time manager of the year (1983 with the Chicago White Sox, 1988 and 1992 with the Oakland Athletics and 2002 with the St. Louis Cardinals), finished 2011 with 2728 career wins, 6 pennants and 3 World Series Titles. He is widely considered a first-ballot Hall of Famer.