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Veteran umpire Durwood Merrill dies

TEXARKANA, Texas, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Durwood Merrill, who Tony La Russa once called the best umpire in all of baseball, died Saturday from complications of a heart attack suffered earlier in the we

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La Russa is top NL manager

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Tony La Russa, who guided the St. Louis Cardinals to a division title in a season marred by the tragic death of pitcher Darryl Kile, Wednesday was named Nationa

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, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Big parade salutes Series champs

Indians name Wedge manager

CLEVELAND, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Eric Wedge became the youngest manager in the major leagues Tuesday when the Cleveland Indians signed him to a three-year contract.

Piniella signs rich pact with Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Lou Piniella showed you can go home again.

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Piniella reportedly set with Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Lou Piniella reportedly has agreed to a four-year, $13 million deal to manage his hometown Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

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Selig puts gag on Piniella announcement

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Devil Rays met with Lou Piniella for the second time in five days on Tuesday and were expected to formally offer him their managerial job, but Com

Devil Rays to speak to Piniella

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Devil Rays reached a compensation agreement with Seattle on Friday, enabling them to begin negotiating with Lou Piniella, the Mariners' manager fo

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San Francisco 2; St. Louis 1

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A line-drive single by Kenny Lofton off lefty reliever Steve Kline with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday night scored David Bell as the San Fra
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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre (L) talks with St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa before a game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 28, 2009. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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Anthony "Tony" La Russa, Jr. (pronounced /ləˈruːsə/; born October 4, 1944) is a Major League Baseball manager for the St. Louis Cardinals. In 2004, he became the sixth manager in history to win pennants with both American and National League teams; in 2006 he became the first manager ever to win multiple pennants in both leagues and became one of only two managers to win the World Series in both leagues. He is ranked third all-time for total number of Baseball All-time Managerial Wins list (2,676), trailing only Connie Mack (3,731) and John McGraw (2,763). He managed his 5,000th major league game (2,676-2,320-4   0.536) on June 10, 2011, but the milestone was marred by a shutout loss at Milwaukee. He joins Connie Mack as the only manager or coach in American sports history to reach 5,000 games. His 5,000 games trails only Mack who set the record at 7,755 (3,731–3,948–76), passing McGraw at 4,769 (2,763–1,948-58), on October 1, 2009. He is one of only four managers to be named Manager of the Year in both of baseball's major leagues.

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