Tony LaRussa’s Clubhouse Office Desk, Chair, Phone, Credenza and Book Case
Tony LaRussa, the second-winningest manager in history, entered the 2005 season – his tenth with the Cardinals -- with 2114 victories in his back pocket (a very big back pocket). LaRussa is that rare skipper who manages “by the book”, yet throws the book away when gut instinct tells him to. LaRussa’s book is in his head, not on paper. The brilliant Tampa native, who has also earned a law degree, has processed 29 years of managing the way a computer would, weighing tendencies and probabilities inherent in each situation, but making the ultimate decision by “feel.” That combination has produced six NL Central Divison titles – five in the last six years. Thus, one might call LaRussa’s clubhouse office the real “seat” of Cardinal power. Four items are offered from that inner sanctum -- including the actual seat. 1) Cherrywood desk, 65” wide and 29.5” deep with the attached piece forming its L shape of the same dimensions. 2) Black leather swivel chair, measuring 44” tall and 25” wide. 3) AT&T desk phone (8.5” wide, 9” tall). 4) Light brown wood credenza with two shelves, file drawers and a double-door. 71” wide, 20” deep. Note: Desk does not come with any of LaRussa’s usual clutter of papers -- nor the collection of miniature toilets he keeps on his desk as a pointed reminder that, as he says, “everybody uses one.” And that as successful as you can be today, tomorrow you can be in the toilet. As usual with Tony LaRussa, good advice.
(Estimate $1,000 - $2,000)