|The Knoxville News-Sentinel - July 22, 1966|
Tony LaRussa would later help guide the 1978 Knoxville team to a Southern League championship.
But was this Tony's first trip to Knoxville as a baseball player? He played in 75 games for Birmingham in 1965, so it is possible that he played in our fair city that year.
Yep. On August 25, 1965 he played for the Barons in a double header, first as an infielder and then as a pinch hitter.
|The Knoxville News-Sentinel - August 26, 1965|
He was liked much better in 1978.
images from the Knox County Public Library