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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call with St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa

Earlier today, President Obama called Tony La Russa, manager of the 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals to congratulate him and the entire organization on the team’s victory.  The President said that the team kept him up late during game six and that it was one of the better sporting events that he had seen in a long time.  The President congratulated Mr. La Russa on his remarkable career and said that there was no better capstone to one of the best careers of all time.  The President said that the looks forward to congratulating the team in person at the White House.