La Russa's new job with White Sox will make history
“I hope to bring some enthusiasm,” La Russa told the Associated Press when he took over the White Sox. “I’m going to kind of challenge my players to see if they can do some positive things.”
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When La Russa manages the White Sox’s first game of the 2021 season on April 1, he’ll be 76, the owner of 2,728 victories and smack in the middle of an analytics revolution that has vastly changed how managers operate.
“You try to use every statistical tool you have before a game,” La Russa told the Hall of Fame in 2014. “But you can’t ignore the human element.”
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum