That’s Amaury News and Commentary: Tony LaRussa out indefinately as White Sox manager; Sox say LaRussa to see heart specialist

Chicago White Sox manager Tony LaRussa comes out of the dugout during the top of the second inning at Camden Yards in Baltimore against the Baltimore Orioles on Thu Aug 25, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Amaury Pi Gonzalez

That’s Amaury News and Commentary

Chicago White Sox Hall of Fame manager Tony LaRussa is out indefinitely with heart related medical issues. A series of tests are underway at this time. Tony’s Bench coach Miguel Cairo, will continue to fill in for Tony. LaRussa will be seeing a heart specialist in Phoenix according to the White Sox as announced on Wednesday. LaRussa is scheduled to see doctors at the Mayo Clinic.

LaRussa is one of 22 managers in the baseball Hall of Fame. As of today No.2 in total wins in history for a Hall of Fame manager with 2,846 wins, only Connie Mack (Philadelphia A’S) is ahead of Tony. Mack won an incredible 3,731 games. LaRussa’s Chicago White Sox continue to under-perform. Picked to win the AL Central by most ‘going away’.

As of today the White Sox are resting in third place with a record of 63-66, six games behind the division leading Cleveland Guardians and 7 1/2 games behind for a wild card berth in the American League. According to FanGraphs the Chicago White Sox today have a dismal 2.4% odds of advancing as a wild card team.

In 33 years as a manager, Tony La Russa guided his teams to three World Series titles, six league championships, and 13 division titles. Tony and Sparky Anderson are the only two managers in history to have won World Series titles in both leagues, Tony with the A’s and Cardinals, Sparky with Cincinnati and Detroit. Tony’s first World Series title came here in the Bay Area as manager of the Oakland A’s during the 1989 World Series, as the A’s swept the San Francisco Giants in four games, during the Loma Prieta earthquake.

Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the lead play by play voice for the Oakland A’s Spanish flagship station Le Grande 1010 KIQI San Francisco and does News and Commentary at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

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