Tony La Russa: Lawyer Manager
Those following the Major League Baseball playoffs know that the New York Mets will be facing off tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of the National League Championships Series. But did you know that before becoming a manager, St. Louis skipper Tony La Russa earned a JD degree from Florida State University? Despite the credential, La Russa never practiced law, stating, "I decided I'd rather ride the buses in the minor leagues than practice law for a living."
La Russa is the seventh MLB manager to have earned a law degree. Can you name the other six?