Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this summer.
The committee that selects hall of famers unanimously chose La Russa as well as Joe Torre, the New York Yankees manager who started as a player with the Cardinals in the late 1960s and managed the team in the early 1990s.
Fans took to Twitter to share their excitement for LaRussa, No. 3 in the league for most managerial victories:
Congrats to Tony LaRussa on HOF election. Will always appreciate what he did for #stlcards nation & all of baseball.— Nick Barron (@nbarron) December 9, 2013
I can't wait to take my kids to Cooperstown so I can tell them tales about the time I saw Tony LaRussa pull Hermanson for Kline in '01! #HOF— Adam Rank (@adamrank) December 9, 2013
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