One-time White Sox manager Tony La Russa will take part in SoxFest next month, a first for the organization where La Russa started his managerial career in 1979.
La Russa retired after the 2011 season when he led the St. Louis Cardinals to the World Series title. He managed the Sox from 1979 to 1986.
SoxFest will be held Jan 25 to 27 at the Palmer House Hilton and will include a number of the team's current players, including Adam Dunn, Tyler Flowers, Gavin Floyd, Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez, Addison Reed, Chris Sale and Dayan Viciedo.
Manager Robin Ventura, assistant hitting coach Harold Baines, new first base coach Daryl Boston and new bullpen coach Bobby Thigpen also will attend.
Among the former players scheduled to attend are Ron Kittle, Greg Luzinski and Tom Paciorek, also a former Sox broadcaster; Carlos May, Joe Crede, Jermaine Dye, Aaron Rowand, Jack McDowell and Frank Thomas. Broadcasters Ken Harrelson, Steve Stone, Ed Farmer and Darrin Jackson also will attend.
Information on SoxFest is available at www.whitesox.com/SoxFest
La Russa will attend Sox Fest
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