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Former A's manager Tony LaRussa will be officially inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on July 27. But before that, he will have bestowed upon him a more local honor.
The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame announced its inductees on Monday and LaRussa is among five who will be honored at the BASHOF enshrinement ceremony on May 7.
"I've been a Bay Area resident since 1986, so I'm appreciative," La Russa said via the SF Chronicle. "It's special, and I'm honored. It's a terrific class."
LaRussa, 69, led the Oakland Athletics to a World Series title in 1989 and the St. Louis Cardinals to two World Series in 2008 and 2011.
Other inductees in the 2014 class are former San Jose Shark Owen Nolan, track and field Olympian Jim Hines, ex-Giants owner Bob Lurie, and football coach Bob Ladouceur from De La Salle highschool.
Former Sharks captain Nolan, 41, played eight seasons with San Jose and tallied 206 goals and 245 assists for 451 career points--third most in franchise history.