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 along with Joe Torre and Bobby Cox, baseball's winningest managers over the past four decades, for the honor.
image viaJohn Hodgman: barefoot sage of the Mad Art Gallery.Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending November 6, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books ... More >>
Tony La Russa, center, discussing Allen Craig's future with John Mozeliak, left. Craig is shown far right. It's been an interesting season, to say the least, for the Cardinals so far in 2011. Between injuries to top players, one of the most fraught, complex slumps in major league history, and ple ... More >>
John H. TuckerDavis struck out only once last year.It's often said that the most difficult thing to do in all of sports is hit a round ball with a round bat. Think about it: Even if you fail seven out of ten times, you've still got a batting average high enough to land you in Cooperstown. So ... More >>
Prosecutors don't know, and August Busch IV isn't saying. Here then is Daily RFT's list of ten likely sources of the lethal amounts of cocaine and oxycodone (now known as a "Huntleigh Highball") found in Adrienne Martin's blood. And we're not talking about caffeine...1. Gakkers, the God of Cocain ... More >>
Ken Burns: Someday Barry Bonds will be in the Hall of Fame.Ken Burns, the nation's most prolific documentarian, has chosen for his next opus baseball's steroid era as a postscript to his 1994 landmark Baseball series. Entitled The Tenth Inning, a two-part, four-hour documentary that will a ... More >>
Image ViaThe probability of the Cardinals new hitting coach Mark McGwire returning to the plate as a pinch hitter isn't likely, though manager Tony La Russa hasn't entirely ruled it out. Speaking this week to the Bay Area's Contra Costa Times, La Russa had this to say of the slugger who retired f ... More >>
At the end of a rambling bit of stage banter about Fall Out Boy being known as "emo boys made good" or being a "douchebag pop band," swoop-haired bassist Pete Wentz (who noted that he is/was often on the receiving end of the douchebag tag) said, "We're okay being your guilty pleasure." Slide Show ... More >>
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"I loved Ned Garver. He was [the Browns'] best pitcher in the '50s. He won 20 games in 1951, but the team lost 100."
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