A player, manager, executive and Chief Baseball Officer, Tony La Russa’s impact on the MLB is a widespread one. Playing for the Oakland A’s, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs, La Russa hung up his cleats in 1977 after many seasons in the minors. His absence from MLB was short-lived, though, as he was named the manager of the Chicago White Sox in the 1979 season, leading his men to an AL West title before taking the A’s to three consecutive AL Championships victories and one World Series win in 1989. Named the St. Louis Cardinals manager in 1995, La Russa earned three NL Championships titles and both the 2006 and 2011 World Series Trophies. With 33 seasons under his belt, La Russa retired from his manager position in 2011 with 2,728 wins, the third most of any manger in MLB history. Named the Chief Baseball Officer for the Arizona Diamondbacks just months after his managerial retirement, La Russa has since been unanimously inducted into the Baseball hall of Fame and the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum.