Archive for Wednesday, April 10, 2002

La Russa’s dad dies

April 10, 2002

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— The father of St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa died Tuesday in Tampa, Fla. Anthony La Russa, 90, had been in ill health and died of pneumonia. Tony La Russa had visited his father a number of times during spring training in Florida. The manager traveled to Tampa on Tuesday, missing a game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Third base coach Jose Oquendo and pitching coach Dave Duncan managed the team in La Russa's absence.

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