Monday, December 9, 2013

MEET THE NEWEST HALL OF FAMERS! LaRUSSA, COX AND TORRE!

I think a hearty "CONGRATULATIONS" needs to go out to the newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame: Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre!
News just broke of all three being inducted into Cooperstown today, and it could NOT have gone any other way.
The three new Hall members represent the third, fourth and fifth highest winning field skippers in Major League history.
Tony LaRussa was the big winner with 2728 wins as a manager, with Cox winning 2504 and Torre getting 2326 wins respectively.
Funny enough, all three started managing Major League ball within three years of each other: Torre in '77, Cox in '78 and LaRussa in '79.
"Cheers" to all three and their winning ways!

Managing Iowa in 1979. The beginning...

Cox at the beginning of his managerial career, with the 1978 Braves.

The beginning of Torre's managerial career, with the Mets.

1 comment:

  1. I remember seeing Bobby Cox play 3rd base for the Yankees in my earliest days as a baseball fan. In those days who'd'a ever thunk he'd end up in the Hall of Fame? He was just another of a bunch of guys like Jerry Kenney, Danny Walton, Steve Whitaker, Bill Burbach, etc., who the Yankees were bringing up and touting in those days who never panned out. We did get to see him hit a home run in person in a game vs. the White Sox in Yankee Stadium way back in 68, one of the very first games I ever attended.

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