Former Cardinals Manager La Russa Speaking Nov. 8 at Southeast



CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 25, 2012 — Former St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa Jr. will speak Nov. 8 on “Leading Successful Teams” as part of Southeast Missouri State University’s 2012-2013 Speakers Series.

La Russa will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Show Me Center.

La Russa’s jersey No. 10 was retired recently by the St. Louis Cardinals after he led the Cardinals to three National League championships and World Series titles in 2006 and 2011. La Russa ranks second all-time in post-season with 70 wins, and became the first manager to retire in the same season after winning a World Series title. He is the winningest manager in St. Louis Cardinals history and ranks third in major league history in victories.

In addition to managing the Cardinals, La Russa previously managed the Oakland Athletics and the Chicago White Sox, spending 33 seasons as a major league manager. While at Oakland, he led the team to three American League championships and the 1989 World Series. He managed 5,097 games, becoming the second manager or coach in American sports history to reach 5,000 games. La Russa and wife Elaine co-founded Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in 1991. ARF provides programs within its dual mission of companion animal rescues and animals “rescuing” people.

Tickets are required for entry. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased at and the Show Me Center Box Office. Current Southeast faculty, staff and students can use a valid Redhawks ID to pick up a free ticket in the University Center Room 202, the Center for Student Involvement or the Show Me Center Box Office.