Day: January 22, 2017

1996 — La Russa talks of switch to Cardinals, rumors of Sox return

1996 -- La Russa talks of switch to Cardinals, Sox returns : Tony La Russa - This CBM vintage baseball podcast features Tony La Russa.

Tony La Russa’s years managing the Cardinals cinched his election to the Hall of Fame. Photo credit: SD Dirk.

By on January 22, 2017

The Chicago Baseball Museum is presenting classic interviews from the archives of CBM historian George Castle’s “Diamond Gems” syndicated weekly baseball radio show, which aired from 1994 to 2010.

This edition, another in a series of chats with newly-elected Hall of Famers, focuses on Tony La Russa’s first weeks as Cardinals manager in 1996. La Russa talks about his switch to St. Louis from Oakland, and rumors he had been interested in a return to the White Sox the previous off-season.

“The Diamond Gems Flashback” also features photos of the interviewees from the one-of-a-kind Leo Bauby Photo Collection, emphasizing Chicago baseball. Many photos are available to the general public directly on Ebay via seller name Soxphotos soxphotos | eBay.

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