Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa will announce his retirement next Monday.
USA Today learned on Sunday. The 78-year-old this week has not been in training since August 31, due to health issues.
La Rosa has spent 2,884 games behind the MLB bench, winning the world championship twice with the St. Louis Cardinals and once with the Oakland Athletics. He has been at the helm of the White Sox since the 2021 campaign, helping his club maintain a record 93-69.
“He’s going to have a good retirement. It would be different if he was 50,” said Joe Kelly, who relayed his comments on Major League Baseball’s website.
“He is not at the beginning of his career. He had a great career, worthy of the Hall of Fame. Players, we failed and we didn’t do as well as we should. I would have liked us to play a little better for him,” added Al-Madfai.
On Sunday, the White Sox face the Padres in San Diego. The Illinois team had gone 78-80 in the game.
Starter Lance Lynn (8-7) was excellent, allowing one and five strikes from the safe in the seven innings he played. Elvis Andros hit Homer solo to open the record, while a song from Adam Engel produced the winning race.
Albert joins Ruth
Elsewhere in the Grand Slams, living Cardinals legend Albert Pujols earned a 2214 point in his career and joined Babe Ruth for second all-time.
He achieved the feat by hitting his career 702 in a 7-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was also the last regular season game of the Pujols’ career at Busch Stadium, which was announced as his last season in Major League Baseball.
The Cards and the 42-year-old veteran will conclude their campaign with a series of three encounters at the pirate’s house. St. Louis FC is already guaranteed to participate in the playoffs, as it will finish in the first tier of the Central Division of the National.
Pirate summary – Cardinals –
“Evil thinker. Music scholar. Hipster-friendly communicator. Bacon geek. Amateur internet enthusiast. Introvert.”