Tony LaRussa Named Keynote Speaker at Boys and Girls Clubs

TAMPA, FL — Former MLB manager, Tony LaRussa, was named the keynote speaker on December 18, 2014 at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay Great Futures Breakfast held at the Amalie Arena in Tampa. LaRussa spoke of his youth spent at the Boys and Girls Clubs, and how much it benefited his life. He also spoke with 10 News Sports Anchor Dave Wirth about Kevin Cash, the new manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, and the latest in the line of Tampa-born MLB managers.The benefit raised over $700,000 for clubs. Source: WTSP SEEN ON TV

Photo shows Tony LaRussa speaking in 2012 at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield fundraiser.

“It started with Al Lopez, he was the very first,” LaRussa said. “And I’m sure Kevin’s going to do a great job. He’s got a wonderful reputation. He’s filling some big shoes. But he’s got the experience, and there’s no doubt in my mind he’ll be really great.”

Watch Tony LaRussa speaking in 2012 at Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield fundraising dinner.

Tony La Russa is a former MLB manager and infielder, best known for his tenures as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals. He left Oakland following the 1995 season to manage the Cardinals, and led the team to three National League championships and the 2006 and 2011 World Series titles. On Oct. 31, 2011, he retired three days after winning the 2011 title and after 33 seasons as a MLB manager.

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