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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa inspired more than 2,800 Washington University in St. Louis graduates Friday at the 153rd commencement ceremony.

La Russa was amongst the six honorary doctorate degrees alongside St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertson and cofounder of H&R Block financial services David Robertson.

Check out La Russa's full speech above.

Commencement ceremonies at Washington University continue this weekend.

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