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Mike Matheny and Red Schoendienst – A Tale of Two Rookie Managers


Just when you thought the 1964 story had played out it’s last comparison, the Cardinals hire Mike Matheny to replace the legendary Tony La Russa.  Once more, we will look back at the events in and around the 1964 World … Continue reading

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Mouse takes Rook, Checkmate


One of the benefits of listening to Tony La Russa’s Sunday morning radio show is learning a bit about how one of baseball’s greatest tacticians approaches the game. More times than not, La Russa’s explanations show that he was indeed … Continue reading

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