Absolute affirmation in La Russa HOF induction
By George Castle
Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd
When Tony La Russa delivers his Hall of Fame acceptance speech in Cooperstown, he may experience his most relaxed moment of the past 35 years, in contrast to the butterflies and emotion felt by many inductees as they speak.
If he still has a shred of doubt, if in the corner of his mind he still has a bit of insecurity over whether his baseball persona has been accepted, La Russa’s enshrinement should counter that once and for all.
Harry Caray interviews Tony La Russa in 1981. La Russa never forgot the criticism Caray aimed at him as a young manager who seemingly had to prove himself.