Tony La Russa smiles as he is asked a question at his retirement press conference. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa who just led the Cardinals to their second World Series title in five years before retiring, will manage the National League in this year’s game July 10 in Kansas City. This will be La Russa’s sixth time managing an All-Star team, three times in each league.

The 67 year old La Russa will be the second manager to lead an All-Star team after retiring. John McGraw retired in 1932, then managed the National League in the first All-Star game the following year.