World Series

Three-time World Series champion manager returns to Southern League roots during all-star break

Three-time World Series champion manager returns to Southern League roots during all-star break

Tony La Russa got his start as a manager in the Southern League, spending half of the 1978 season managing Knoxville, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. No one knew it at the time, but it was the beginning of a remarkable career for a manager who went on to become one of […]

Larkin enjoys role as roving hitting instructor for Reds

Larkin enjoys role as roving hitting instructor for Reds

Batting practice ends for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin heads off the field, walking alongside one of the young prospects in the Cincinnati Reds organization. One can only wonder what the conversation topic is between a legend and a player who hopes to one day be a legend. Perhaps […]

Local World Series winner honored by commissioners

Local World Series winner honored by commissioners

Santa Rosa County Commissioners declared Wednesday, Jan. 11, Addison Russell Day in honor of the Pace native’s success as a major league baseball infielder for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years with Russell hitting a grand slam in the sixth game of the series. After the ceremony, Russell […]