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Fontbonne University KMOX Book Club with Charlie Brennan: Tony La Russa - One Last Strike
Stages St. Louis, The Robert G. Reim Theater
Kirkwood, MO
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Fontbonne University KMOX Book Club with Charlie Brennan: Tony La Russa - One Last Strike
The next Fontbonne University KMOX Charlie Brennan Book Club meeting will feature Tony La Russa, author of "One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season." The event will take place on Friday, September 28, 9am - 11am, at Stages St. Louis. Charlie Brennan will interview Tony La Russa live at this event.

Each ticket admits one person and includes one copy of "One Last Strike," which guests will receive at the event. Guests will have the option of receiving a pre-signed book or having Tony La Russa sign their books that day. Additional books for signing will be available at the event, and La Russa will sign up to three copies of "One Last Strike" per person. Absolutely NO memorabilia or previous books will be signed.


After thirty-three seasons managing in Major League Baseball, Tony La Russa thought he had seen it all--that is, until the 2011 Cardinals. Down ten and a half games with little more than a month to play, the Cardinals had long been ruled out as serious postseason contenders. Yet in the face of those steep odds, this team mounted one of the most dramatic and impressive comebacks in baseball history, making the playoffs on the night of the final game of the season and going on to win the World Series despite being down to their last strike--twice.

Now La Russa gives the inside story behind this astonishing comeback and his remarkable career, explaining how a team with so much against it was able to succeed on baseball's biggest stage. But this story is much more than that of a single season. As La Russa, the third-winningest manager in baseball history, explains, their season was the culmination of a lifetime spent studying the game. Laying bare his often scrutinized and frequently misunderstood approach to managing, he explains his counterintuitive belief in process over result, present moments over statistics, and team unity over individual talent.

The end result is a passionate, insightful, and remarkable look at our national pastime that takes you behind the scenes of the comeback that no one thought possible and inside the mind of one of the game's greatest managers.


Stages St. Louis, The Robert G. Reim Theater (View)
111 South Geyer Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122
United States



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