One last strike : fifty years in baseball, ten and a half games back, and one final championship season / Tony La Russa with Rick Hummel ; [with a foreword by John Grisham].
Author: La Russa, Tony.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2012.
Description: xii, 420 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Subject: La Russa, Tony.
St. Louis Cardinals (Baseball team).
Baseball managers Missouri Saint Louis Biography.
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Going the distance -- Spring starts at zero -- Opening day -- The surge -- The storm -- Buyer or seller -- Tough decisions -- Sliding -- The comeback -- The big close -- Seeing things in a new light -- Turning pages -- Split -- Hanging in there -- Brothers in arms -- Hold 'em right here -- The right kind of bull -- Making it happen -- Back again -- Run not hide -- The middle of the road -- You had to see it for yourself -- We're history.
Summary: The legendary baseball manager takes readers behind the scenes of the St. Louis Cardinals' 2011 season, detailing a journey that resulted in one of the most dramatic World Series of all time.