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White Sox-Astros: Tony La Russa and Dusty Baker Meet Again

Old rivals La Russa, Baker meet again as Sox visit Astros originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. Tony La Russa and Dusty Baker are going head-to-head again. It remains to be seen whether they’ll once more be hurling profanities at each other from opposing dugouts. But the same two skippers who clashed in a famous five-game series between NL Central rivals in 2003 meet once again as the septuagenarian leaders of AL contenders nearly two decades later as the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros play four games this weekend in Texas.
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Nick Madrigal has season-ending surgery on his torn hamstring. ‘It’s a way to put it behind him and start fresh,’ Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa says.

Teammates dumped water and Gatorade on Nick Madrigal after the Chicago White Sox second baseman delivered the game-winning hit April 24 against the Texas Rangers. The double to right came on a two-strike pitch, a situation in which Madrigal has been particularly effective. The Sox will be without Madrigal’s production for the rest of the season after he underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his ...
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Eloy Jiménez is medically cleared to resume baseball activities, but Tony La Russa preaches ‘patience, patience, patience’ for Chicago White Sox outfielder

Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa called Eloy Jiménez on Monday as word spread that the left fielder had been medically cleared to resume baseball activities. “He was congratulating the guys on hanging in there, playing well and letting us know he’s excited about beginning the baseball activities and (said), ‘We’ll see you soon,’ ” La Russa said during a conference call Monday. “And I went, ‘Whoops. Soon? No, no. Patience, patience, patience. We’ve got a lot of season left.’
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Chicago White Sox: 3 reasons to praise Tony La Russa

CHICAGO - APRIL 08: Manager Tony La Russa #22 of the 2021 White Sox is introduced prior to the home opener against the Kansas City Royals on April 8, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) The Chicago White Sox has a very good...
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Tangents: Assessing Tony La Russa at Zoom’s length

At the dawn of the Tony La Russa era, I was fairly convinced that he wasn’t as anti-analytic or staunchly old-school as he’d presented himself over the previous decade, because it seemed to fly in the face of a manager who built a reputation for seeking as much information as possible, and pursuing edges no matter how aesthetically unpleasing. Whatever disdain he displayed seemed more generated by the idea that normies felt comfortable participating in the discussion at all.
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Tony La Russa moves up to 2nd all-time in managerial wins

CHICAGO -- A journey that began 42 years ago for White Sox manager Tony La Russa hit another milestone Sunday. La Russa passed John McGraw for second place on the all-time managerial wins list, recording his 2,764th career victory as the White Sox beat the Tigers, 3-0, at Guaranteed Rate Field. La Russa got this special victory with the same organization that he earned his first one for, as the White Sox promoted him from their Double-A affiliate to replace then-manager Don Kessinger back in 1979. Only Connie Mack (3,731) has won more games as a big league manager.
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Tony La Russa Passes John McGraw for 2nd-Most Wins by Manager in MLB History

Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa moved to second place on the all-time wins list among managers following Sunday's 3-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers, passing John McGraw. La Russa now sits at 2,764 wins, trailing record-holder Connie Mack by an incredible 967 victories:. Chicago White Sox @whitesox. With...
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Chicago White Sox: Tony La Russa moves to second in MLB wins

CHICAGO - JUNE 06: Manager Tony La Russa #22 is greeted by Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox after the game against the Detroit Tigers on June 6, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Tigers 3-0. With that victory, La Russa moved past John McGraw into second place all-time for Major League managers with 2764 wins. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)