Cardinals To Retire La Russa’s Number

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St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa stands for the National Anthem before a game against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 25, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The St. Louis Cardinals announced that the team will retire former manager Tony La Russa’s uniform #10 prior to the Cardinals’ Friday, May 11 game against the Atlanta Braves.

La Russa, the winningest manager in St. Louis Cardinals franchise history, announced his retirement last October after a record 16 seasons as the team’s manager and after guiding the Cardinals to their 11th World Championship. He left the game ranked 3rd all-time in managerial wins (2,728) behind only John McGraw (2,763) and Connie Mack (3,731).

La Russa’s uniform will be the 12th retired by the Cardinals

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