Today in Sports History: October 29

In 2020, former White Sox manager Tony La Russa returned to the MLB. La Russa is the first manager to come out of retirement after being enshrined in the Hall of Fame and, at 76, the third-oldest manager in league history. He is currently in third place for career wins and is only 36 Ws away from moving past John McGraw, who is currently in second place. La Russa’s baseball career began in 1963 when he played for the Oakland Athletics (formerly Kansas City Athletics). He retired from play in 1973 with a .199 batting average and became Chicago White Sox manager in 1979. He later returned to the team as coach from 1978-79. He also managed the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals between 1986 and 2011. La Russa was named Manager of the Year four times and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014 by unanimous vote. 

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