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Tony La RussaTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1962-1977 MLB Years: 1963-1973
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Positions2B-63, SS-18, 3B-2Position when Drafted2B-SSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameAnthony La Russa Jr.
Height6-0Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 4,1944 [73.285]PlaceTampa,Florida
High SchoolThomas Jefferson (Tampa,FL)
CollegeFlorida State University (Tallahassee,FL)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1962 by the Kansas City Athletics.
MLB DebutMay 10,1963 [18.218]
OrganizationsOAK [4] ATL [1] CHN [1] KC1 [1] SLN [1] Awards4Awards Voting18-895
TBC Player ID14130Retrosheet IDlarut101MLBAM ID117517
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed17Power39Contact46XBH47RBIs11Runs26Hitting37Durability6Team.522Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1962BinghamtonEastA-171243380004205900000.186.271.186.4578048.235.000.163.22510.4218.751.800.000.000.00
1962Daytona BeachFSLA+-1764225375870132110424700000.258.375.302.677688267.322.044.280.32315.7317.601.120.37225.0013.79
1962Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         76268406670136130475600000.246.359.284.643768315.308.038.261.30814.9217.781.190.32268.0012.12
1963Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc129ss18344441111010071201100.250.346.318.66414253.333.068.227.30413.2122.641.710.000.0018.18
1964LewistonNwstA--19903295077221125100535600000.234.340.316.65610424382.279.082.274.30413.8714.661.060.26329.0031.17
1965BirminghamSouAA-2075259245011211850263700000.193.267.263.5306814285.222.070.189.2469.1212.981.420.35259.0028.00
1966ModestoCalifA+-21813166792201754180443700000.291.378.427.80513528360.313.136.332.36012.2210.280.841.9445.1430.43
1966MobileSouAA-215117020509442640232400000.294.378.465.8437917193.324.171.329.37311.9212.441.042.0742.5034.00
1966Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         132486871422951180220676100000.292.378.440.81821445553.316.148.331.36512.1211.030.911.9944.1831.69
1967BirminghamSouAA-224113912326152230101100000.230.282.396.6785512149.220.166.259.3076.717.381.103.3627.8037.50
1968VancouverPCLAAA-231224555510916852940525800000.240.318.343.66115629507.265.103.226.30610.2611.441.120.9991.0026.61
1968Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak102353010000000000000.333.333.333.666103.333.000.000.3030.000.000.000.000.000.00
1969IowaAmerAAA-2467235377211142750423000000.306.412.413.8259716277.338.107.306.38115.1610.830.711.4458.7522.22
1969Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak16,242488000000000100000.000.000.000.000008.000.000.000.0000.0012.500.000.000.000.00
1970IowaAmerAAA-252288132250250091400000.250.320.375.69533797.278.125.227.3179.2814.431.562.0644.0031.82
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak222b2552106621410600151910110.198.301.255.556275123.239.057.198.26212.2015.451.270.000.0023.81
1971IowaAmerAAA-262810721315121100101100000.290.350.411.761448117.309.121.215.3488.559.401.101.7153.5025.81
1971Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak142b-ss26238300000000400000.000.000.000.000008.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1971Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl62b2697120000001100002.286.375.286.661208.333.000.143.31512.5012.501.000.000.000.00
1971Totals for MLB-MLB         3215420000001500002.133.188.133.3212016.200.000.067.1586.2531.255.000.000.000.00
1972RichmondILAAA-2712238968120132104200724100000.308.416.429.84516725461.325.121.306.39115.628.890.572.1738.9020.83
1973WichitaAmerAAA-2810639282123160575100604600000.314.405.393.79815421452.346.079.258.37113.2710.180.771.1178.4017.07
1974Char., W.Va.ILAAA-291394575011917183540515000000.260.335.354.68916226508.278.094.214.32310.049.840.981.5757.1321.85
1975DenverAmerAAA-301183548799232746130704600000.280.399.415.81414732424.306.135.370.38016.5110.850.661.6550.5732.32
1976IowaAmerAAA-311073325386110434100404300000.259.339.328.66710915372.288.069.220.31710.7511.561.081.0883.0017.44
1977New Orleans PelicansAmerAAAsln-32501281724223602202100000.188.297.305.602397148.202.117.258.28113.5114.191.052.0342.6729.17
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter1321761535520700233711212.199.292.250.542447203.248.051.182.00011.3318.231.610.000.0020.00
Minor League Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter129544186961172194266949199262958100000.265.357.368.72516252895047.293.103.267.00012.4611.510.921.3764.0324.66
AAA Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter8812937483805119175031046242636000000.274.366.377.74311081863363.299.103.263.00012.6710.700.851.4958.7423.11
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter167568561322671066120597200000.232.305.356.66120243627.251.124.248.0009.4111.481.221.5956.8032.58
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter145541104150271886290868400000.277.376.375.75120336627.316.098.311.00013.7213.400.981.2867.6324.00
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1243380004205900000.186.271.186.4578048.235.000.163.00010.4218.751.800.000.000.00
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter903295077221125100535600000.234.340.316.65610424382.279.082.274.00013.8714.661.060.26329.0031.17
Oakland Athletics Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter88125922410600152410110.176.268.224.492285142.216.048.168.00010.5616.901.600.000.0022.73
Kansas City Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter344441111010071201100.250.346.318.66414253.333.068.227.00013.2122.641.710.000.0018.18
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter97120000001100002.286.375.286.661208.333.000.143.00012.5012.501.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1622161843620900284511212.199.292.250.542549249.248.051.182.00011.3318.231.610.000.0020.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games16255387147243961120797300000.265.357.368.72520336631.293.103.267.00012.4611.510.921.3764.0324.66

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1963Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc118SS14--2322274745.9573.21------3441.28.6
1963Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc1182B3--63-1991.0003.00------348.81.9
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak252B44--6789521161156.9693.55------5284.627.2
1971Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl262B9--86131514.9331.56------9100.05.6
1971Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak262B7--411165.8330.71------2330.44.3
1971Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26SS4--45-1991.0002.25------2317.42.5
1971Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak263B2---11-21.5000.50------238.71.2
MLB Totals for 2B - 3 season(s)-   2B63--8599726191184.9632.92------630.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS18--2727285654.9643.00------180.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B2---11-21.5000.50------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1963Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc118---314------
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25---44-------
1971Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl26---9-------
1971Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26---742-----

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1978Knoxville SoxSouAAMinorcha33Manager1448856.611--1 League Champions
1978Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha33First Base Coach1617190.44120.55Bob Lemon,Larry Doby
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha34Manager1607387.45614.05 
1980Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha35Manager1607090.43826.05 
1981Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha36Manager1065452.5098.53 
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha37Manager1628775.5376.03 
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha38Manager1629963.611--1 Lost ALCS (Orioles)
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha39Manager1627488.45710.05 
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha40Manager1628577.5256.03 
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha41Manager1627290.44420.05 
1986Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak41Manager1627686.46916.04 
1987Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak42Manager1628181.5004.03 
1988Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak43Manager16210458.642--1 Lost World Series (Dodgers)
1989Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak44Manager1629963.611--1 Won World Series (Giants)
1990Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak45Manager16210359.636--1 Lost World Series (Reds)
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak46Manager1628478.51911.04 
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak47Manager1629666.593--1 Lost ALCS (Blue Jays)
1993Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak48Manager1626894.42026.07 
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak49Manager1145163.4471.02 
1995Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak50Manager1446777.46511.54 
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln51Manager1628874.543--1 Lost NLCS (Braves)
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln52Manager1627389.45111.04 
1998St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln53Manager1628379.51219.03 
1999St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln54Manager1617586.46621.54 
2000St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln55Manager1629567.586--1 Lost NLCS (Mets)
2001St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln56Manager1629369.574--2 Lost in 1st Round (Diamondbacks)
2002St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln57Manager1629765.599--1 Lost NLCS (Giants)
2003St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln58Manager1628577.5253.03 -
2004St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln59Manager16210557.648--1 Lost World Series (Red Sox)
2005St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln60Manager16210062.617--1 Lost NLCS (Astros)
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln61Manager1618378.516--1 Won World Series (Tigers)
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln62Manager1627884.4817.03 
2008St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln63Manager1628676.53111.54 
2009St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln64Manager1629171.562--2 Lost in NLDS (LA Dodgers)
2010St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln65Manager1628676.5315.02 
2011St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln66Manager1629072.5566.02 Won World Series (Rangers)
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1983American League Manager of the Year1
1988American League Manager of the Year1
1992American League Manager of the Year1
2002National League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1977-09-29Released by Cardinals. 
1976-12-15TradeTraded by White Sox to Cardinals for Randy Wiles. 
1975-04-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1975-04-04Released by Pirates. 
1974-01-01Purchased by Pirates from Cubs. 
1972-10-20TradeTraded by Braves to Cubs for Tom Phoebus. 
1971-08-14Purchased by Braves from Athletics. 
1962-06-06ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.