Tony La Russa throws hat in ring for job as Mariners' president
Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa has interest in joining the Seattle Mariners as the team's next president, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal has confirmed.
Tony La Russa told me that he has sent a letter and resume to the #Mariners expressing his interest in becoming club president. But…— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 10, 2014
. . . as @BNightengale reported, the team is considering two internal candidates first. La Russa will become option only if M’s go outside.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 10, 2014
The Mariners are looking to hire a president to replace Chuck Armstrong, who last year announced plans to step down at the end of this month. USA Today's Bob Nightengale first reported that La Russa was on the Mariners' "short list" to replace Armstrong, who served two stints as president totaling 28 years.
La Russa, the third-winningest manager of all time, retired in 2011 after winning a World Series title with the St. Louis Cardinals -- the third championship of his career. La Russa also was recently elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, along with former managers Bobby Cox and Joe Torre, by the Expansion Era Committee.