facebook
twitter
search
search

La Russa to return as Cardinals' manager

Oct. 26, 2009 at 7:32 PM
| License Photo

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Tony La Russa will return as St. Louis Cardinals manager next season, the team announced Monday.

La Russa who has managed the club for 14 years, agreed to a one-year contract with an option for a second year.

"It's a great place to manage," La Russa said at a news conference. "Selfishly, I wanted to be the guy that enjoys it again in 2010."

The Cardinals won the World Series under La Russa in 2006.

La Russa has managed in the major leagues for 31 years. He previously managed the Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics. Overall, his teams have a record of 2,552-2,217.

The Cardinals also announced that former home run slugger Mark McGwire, who retired as a player in 2001, was hired as hitting coach, replacing Hal McRae. It is McGwire's first coaching position.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Cowherd has very awkward interview with Michigan's Harbaugh
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview
Report: QB Miller to stay at Ohio State
Venable, San Diego Padres pass St. Louis Cardinals
New Orleans Pelicans, Asik shake on $45M deal