Tony La Russa is back with the team he started with as the Chicago White Sox tabbed the Hall of Famer as their new manager on Thursday.
La Russa, four-time Manager of the Year, is the third-winningest manager in baseball history and three-time World Series champion.
La Russa brings his 2,728-2,365 career record back to Chicago, where he began his managerial career in 1979 at age 34. The 76-year-old has not managed a major-league team since retiring after winning the 2011 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The White Sox parted ways with Rick Renteria in mid-October.
La Russa managed 33 years with Chicago (1979-86), the Oakland Athletics (1986-99) and St. Louis (2000-11). He has won three World Series titles, one with the Athletics (1989) and two with the Cardinals (2006, 2011). La Russa went 522-510 in eight seasons with the White Sox.
Since leaving the dugout, he has worked in front offices of the Arizona Diamondbacks (2014-17), Boston Red Sox (2018-19) and most recently the Los Angeles Angels, where he was a senior adviser.
La Russa was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014.
–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)