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9 superstar athletes who don't eat meat

Manager Tony La Russa of the Oakland Athletics looks on during batting practice prior to an MLB game in 1990.

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Tony La Russa

Longtime vegetarian Tony La Russa is more famous for his career as a high-profile manager than a baseball player — he's one of only two Major League Baseball managers to win the World Series for teams in both the American and National leagues. But he did stints in the major league as a player before his ascent to being one of the most accomplished managers in the history of baseball. Just goes to show that vegetarianism can be good for the mind as well as the body.