There’s a lot of hype surrounding the opening of the World Series. But the attention should be old hat for Tony La Russa after three decades as a big league manager .. and with his other TV experience, namely an appearance on the game show “To Tell The Truth”.
The appearance dates from the early 1980s when La Russa was the youngest manager in baseball with the Chicago White Sox. Robin Ward, who hosts La Russa’s appearance, was in charge of “To Tell The Truth” in 1980 and 1981, while the cast includes such well known names as Rita Moreno, Nipsey Russell and Dick Van Patten.
Amazingly, La Russa, who boasts about his law degree as a nice fallback plan for a managerial career that doesn’t have a lot of security, stumps the panel of stars with all four choosing the impostors over him. Makes pitching machinations seems easy, huh?