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November 23, 1986 | RANDY MINKOFF, United Press International
Something about Chicago brings out the worst in our language. What else could explain the constant mispronunciations, misspellings and general abuse of the people, places and things associated with Chicago athletics? --Soldier Field. How many times have network commentators called it Soldiers Field? How many Chicagoans add the "s"? The plaque in front of the home of the Chicago Bears has no extra "s." --Ray Meyer. Again the "s" syndrome.
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October 13, 2001 | TEDDY GREENSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Six batters. Cardinal Manager Tony La Russa allowed reliever Mike Matthews to face six Arizona batters in the seventh inning Friday night. Four of them got hits. Four of them scored. And just like that, the Cardinals' one-run lead evaporated like a drop of water on a hot radiator. The Diamondbacks used that four-run surge to stun the Cardinals, 5-3, and take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five National League division series.
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May 9, 1986 | Associated Press
White Sox manager Tony LaRussa was given a vote of confidence today to continue running the slumping Chicago ballclub, ending days of speculation that he would be replaced by Billy Martin or ex-Angels manager Jim Fregosi. The announcement also made clear that LaRussa will have more freedom to call the shots on the field without interference from Ken (Hawk) Harrelson, the club's newly hired vice president for baseball operations.
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October 19, 1990 | TOM VERDUCCI, NEWSDAY
The mighty Athletics have been defeated, dejected and, above all, debunked. That goes for their manager, too. Tony LaRussa's law degree, his honorary genius degree and his best-selling beatification by a political writer turned baseball expert appear more overblown than ever in light of his work in the World Series. LaRussa has been outmaneuvered and out-managed by his former Colt League teammate, Cincinnati Manager Lou Piniella, who simply is a baseball man, not a man of letters.
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July 2, 1986 | United Press International
Tony LaRussa, fired 12 days ago as manager of the Chicago White Sox, today was named the new manager of the Oakland A's, team president Roy Eisenhardt said. Eisenhardt said the former White Sox manager was his club's first choice for a replacement for Jackie Moore, fired last Thursday after directing the club to a 29-44 record this season. The only delay in LaRussa's signing with the A's appeared to be his desire to spend time with his family.
SPORTS
May 10, 1986
Tony LaRussa was retained Friday as manager of the Chicago White Sox and will have more freedom to call the shots without interference from Ken (Hawk) Harrelson, chief of the team's baseball operations. "Tony LaRussa is going to remain the manager of the ballclub with a couple of modifications," Harrelson said at a news conference. "If there have been any mistakes made, I made them." LaRussa said: "I'm going to get my shot and do it the way I do it."
SPORTS
June 21, 1986
The Chicago White Sox fired Manager Tony LaRussa Friday, six weeks after management grudgingly gave him a vote of confidence. Doug Rader, the team's third-base coach, was named interim manager, White Sox Vice President Ken Harrelson said. There was no word on a permanent replacement, although speculation has centered on Jim Fregosi, the former manager of the Angels now managing Louisville at the Triple-A level. Fregosi, however, said he had not been contacted by White Sox officials.
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February 19, 1989 | Ross Newhan
A year ago, Tony LaRussa left a message on his answering machine, saying that his Oakland Athletics hoped to win 100 games. They won 104 in the regular season and four more in the American League playoffs with the Boston Red Sox. The hunger remains, according to LaRussa's current phone message. "Everyone asks can the A's repeat," LaRussa says after first informing callers that he is not available. "My answer is definitely yes. We want more wins, more fun, more championships.
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July 21, 1985 | Gordon Edes
In the wake of LaMarr Hoyt's selection as the most valuable player in Tuesday's All-Star game, someone asked Chicago White Sox Manager Tony LaRussa whether he still would have favored the trade that sent the pitcher to the San Diego Padres. "I'd do it in a minute," LaRussa said. "Not only that, I'd do it for Ozzie Guillen straight up. This kid is a special type of player.
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October 19, 1990 | TOM VERDUCCI, NEWSDAY
The mighty Athletics have been defeated, dejected and, above all, debunked. That goes for their manager, too. Tony LaRussa's law degree, his honorary genius degree and his best-selling beatification by a political writer turned baseball expert appear more overblown than ever in light of his work in the World Series. LaRussa has been outmaneuvered and out-managed by his former Colt League teammate, Cincinnati Manager Lou Piniella, who simply is a baseball man, not a man of letters.
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March 28, 1989 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
The Oakland Athletics begin defense of their American League pennant Monday without Jose Canseco, who will be sidelined three to five weeks with a wrist injury. The absence of the league's most valuable player isn't what Manager Tony LaRussa had in mind, but LaRussa's long-range concern hasn't involved the loss of one or two players. LaRussa has been preoccupied guarding against an overall loss of appetite.
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February 19, 1989 | Ross Newhan
A year ago, Tony LaRussa left a message on his answering machine, saying that his Oakland Athletics hoped to win 100 games. They won 104 in the regular season and four more in the American League playoffs with the Boston Red Sox. The hunger remains, according to LaRussa's current phone message. "Everyone asks can the A's repeat," LaRussa says after first informing callers that he is not available. "My answer is definitely yes. We want more wins, more fun, more championships.
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August 16, 1986 | JIM McCURDIE, Times Staff Writer
All was not well in Oakland when Tony LaRussa blew into town from the Windy City on July 2. It seemed that the Oakland A's were losing games--and healthy players--faster than they cared to count. But then, if everything were rosy, there would be no need for LaRussa to bring his managerial skills west. Part of the rub of taking a job as a baseball manager around the middle of summer is that it's likely you wouldn't have gotten a call if there wasn't a major league mess awaiting you.
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July 8, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Rookie Jose Canseco and veteran Dave Kingman shelled Roger Clemens with consecutive home runs in the sixth inning Monday night as the Oakland A's marked Manager Tony LaRussa's debut with a 6-4 victory over the Red Sox in Boston. The A's, who won for only the third time in their last 22 road games, handed Clemens his second consecutive loss since he built a 14-0 record, the fifth-best start in major league history.
SPORTS
July 3, 1986
Tony LaRussa, fired on June 20 as manager of the Chicago White Sox, has been named manager of the Oakland A's. He succeeds Jackie Moore, who was fired last Thursday. Interim manager Jeff Newman managed the A's in their 7-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians Wednesday at Oakland. The A's also announced the hiring of Dave Duncan, a former White Sox coach under LaRussa, as their new pitching coach.
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June 21, 1986
The Chicago White Sox fired Manager Tony LaRussa Friday, six weeks after management grudgingly gave him a vote of confidence. Doug Rader, the team's third-base coach, was named interim manager, White Sox Vice President Ken Harrelson said. There was no word on a permanent replacement, although speculation has centered on Jim Fregosi, the former manager of the Angels now managing Louisville at the Triple-A level. Fregosi, however, said he had not been contacted by White Sox officials.
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July 8, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Rookie Jose Canseco and veteran Dave Kingman shelled Roger Clemens with consecutive home runs in the sixth inning Monday night as the Oakland A's marked Manager Tony LaRussa's debut with a 6-4 victory over the Red Sox in Boston. The A's, who won for only the third time in their last 22 road games, handed Clemens his second consecutive loss since he built a 14-0 record, the fifth-best start in major league history.
SPORTS
May 10, 1986
Tony LaRussa was retained Friday as manager of the Chicago White Sox and will have more freedom to call the shots without interference from Ken (Hawk) Harrelson, chief of the team's baseball operations. "Tony LaRussa is going to remain the manager of the ballclub with a couple of modifications," Harrelson said at a news conference. "If there have been any mistakes made, I made them." LaRussa said: "I'm going to get my shot and do it the way I do it."
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