One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season
Baseball manager La Russa, the winner of four Manager of the Year awards, six Pennant wins and three World Series crowns, chronicles one of the most exciting end-of-season runs in baseball history, and how the St. Louis Cardinals emerged victors in the 2011 World Series.
About the Author
Tony La Russa managed the St. Louis Cardinals from 1996 to 2011, as well as the Oakland A's and the Chicago White Sox. He has three World Series wins, six league championships, and five Manager of the Year awards, and is ranked third in all-time major league wins. He and his wife, Elaine, founded the Tony La Russa Animal Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek, California. They have two daughters, Bianca and Devon.
Rick Hummel has covered baseball for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for forty years. A former president of the Baseball Writers Association of America, he has received numerous awards for his writing and has been honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
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