Tony LaRussa's Place in Game Show History

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On Friday, Tony LaRussa won the third World Series championship of his 33-year Major League managing career. Today, he decided to hang up the dusty old uniform and go out on top by retiring from baseball.

When LaRussa thinks back on his illustrious career, he’ll have a lot of amazing memories to reflect on: this year’s amazing playoff run, the earthquake-plagued 1989 World Series, managing all-time greats like Pujols and Eckersley.

But I’m sure what he’ll think back on most fondly is this 1980 appearance on the game show To Tell the Truth, where he gets one over on Dick Van Patten, Kitty Carlisle and company.

October 31, 2011 - 6:38pm
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