Tony La Russa

Is Tony La Russa Sick? What Happened To American Baseball Coach? Illness And Health Update

Tony La Russa’s sick and illness news has spread all over the web. And, since the news broke, his well-wishers have been worrying about his health and job.

Mr. La Russa is a professional baseball coach based in the United States. Presently, he has been managing the baseball players of the Chicago White Sox and is known as the oldest manager in MLB.

Likewise, his involvement with the Chicago White Sox is not new. In 1979, he was involved as a coach for the team, and later in 1979, he became the Chicago White Sox, team manager. The American baseball coach served in the position for seven years. 

Moreover, in addition to being a coach, Tony is a former baseball player. He made his professional MLB debut in 1963 with the Kansas City Athletics. And he played portions of five big league seasons with the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, and Chicago Cubs.

However, Tony could not continue playing due to a shoulder injury in 1964.

Apart from his involvement in sports, the man also owns an Animal Rescue Farm. And he also holds a law degree.

 To know what happened to the legendary sportsman, remain with us as we provide you with his health update.

Is Tony La Russa Sick? What Happened to Him?

Yes, Tony La Russa is sick. 

According to USA Today, the baseball team manager must have heart issues. He had to perform various cardiological tests on Tuesday, August 31, 2022. After the examination, the medic suggested he take a leave from the recent Kansas City Royals match.

He was then instructed to have more testing on September 1; as a result, it has been proposed that he see a heart expert.

So, he will be flying to Phoenix to see a heart specialist at Mayo Clinic on Thursday, September 2, 2022.

Tony La Russa Illness And Health Update

As per the recent update, the American baseball coach’s health is stable.

Tony La Russa
ATony La Russa is on medical leave. Source: MLB Trade Rumors

However, he has visited Pheonix, Arizona, today and will be consulting the specialist at Mayo Clinic tomorrow.

Hopefully, we will get to positive update on his health.

According to ESPN, the coach was fine when present at the regular pre-game activities of the Kansas City Royals on August 31. Following that, he was instructed to undergo more testing on September 1 and to consult with a heart expert.

While everyone on the Chicago White Sox team is worried about his health, it may be a time for them to bid their manager farewell from the team.

The team has brought Miguel Cairo as their manager until Tony La Russa returns. And sadly, it is not sure when Tony will return.

Also, his chances of appearing in the 2023 season are based on his health status. 

Nonetheless, his co-worker Kendall Graveman stated that Mr. La Russa is a hard-working manager who greatly cares about his team.

Tony La Russa Wife And Children

The Chicago White Sox manager’s wife is Elaine Coker.

The pair got married in the year 1973. They are blessed with two daughters, Bianca La Russa and Devon La Russa.

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Tony La Russa Family and Wife Elaine Coker. Source: Youtube

Furthermore, Tony and Eliane have an Animal Rescue Foundation that helps disabled and left animals and provides pets to disadvantaged children.

However, Elaine is LA Russa’s second wife. He was previously married to Luzette Sarcone in 1965.

They remained in a marital bond for only eight years and divorced in 1973. The reason behind their split is not disclosed, but the former coach has 2 daughters, Andrea, and Averine, with his first wife.

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Tony La Russa Age: How Old Is American Baseball Coach? 

Mr. La Russa’s age is 77 years as of 2022.

According to his Wikipedia bio, he was born in 1944, and his birthday is October 4.

He was raised in Florida by his parents, Anthony La Russa Sr. (father) and Olivia La Russa (mother). Not olnt that but, he also has a sister Eva Fojaco.

Similarly, though the former baseball coach is Tony La Russa, his real name is Anthony La Russa Jr.

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