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10/22/2004 11:07 PM ET
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La Russa already in elite company, looking for more
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Tony La Russa is looking to join some select company should he guide his team to a World Series victory this year. The Cardinals skipper would join Sparky Anderson as the only manager to win the World Series in each league. La Russa is just the sixth manager to guide a team to the World Series in each league.

Short hops format/producers

Manager Teams Years (* won series)
Sparky Anderson NL-Cincinnati
AL-Detroit
1970, '72, '75*, '76*
1984*
Yogi Berra AL- NY Yankees
NL-NY Mets
1964
1973
Alvin Dark NL-San Francisco
AL-Oakland
1962
1974*
Joe McCarthy NL-Chicago
AL-NY Yankees
1929
1932*,'36*,'37*,'38*,'39*,'41*,'42,'43*
Dick Williams AL-Boston
AL-Oakland
NL-San Diego
1967
1972*,'73*
'84
Tony La Russa AL-Oakland
NL-St. Louis
1988, '89*, '90
2004

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