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NEW YORK (AP) Retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is ready to look back on his amazing career.
William Morrow announced Monday that "One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season," is tentatively scheduled to come out this fall. The book will be co-written by Rick Hummel, a longtime reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
La Russa retired last fall after managing the Cardinals to a dramatic World Series title.
The 67-year-old La Russa spent more than 30 years as a manager. His career included three World Series championships - two with St. Louis, one with the Oakland Athletics - and six league championships.
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St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter threw batting practice for the first time since a neck injury.
The 2005 NL Cy Young Award winner threw 40 pitches Sunday, two days after throwing off a mound for the first time in two weeks.
Carpenter threw two sets of 20 pitches with a couple of minutes rest in between. He has been limited since March 3 because of a bulging disk in his neck...
JUPITER, Fla. Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter faced hitters for the first time in two weeks Sunday but his status for Opening Day remains up in the air.
Carpenter, who is dealing with a bulging disc in his back, threw two simulated innings of 20 pitches each to three Cardinals hitters on the back fields of Roger Dean Stadium.
"It was a good step," Carpenter said. "...
On Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals had another camp day in which their top two and lower two rosters opposed each other while the Marlins and Mets faced off elsewhere.
Sunday’s Player of the Day: Outfielder Rainel Rosario doubled twice and plated three Springfield teammates.
Sunday’s Pitcher of the Day: Pitching for Quad Cities, right-hander Joe Kelly dominated a young Palm...
Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter won't start Opening Day after a setback in his recovery from a bulging disk in his neck.
The right-hander returned to St. Louis on Tuesday for tests. He threw live batting practice Sunday but didn't feel right the next day.
''He looked really good and felt good; the next day he just didn't respond like we had hoped,'' manager...
On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals had another camp day in which their top two and lower two rosters opposed each other while the Marlins and Mets faced off elsewhere. Springfield and Palm Beach went home winners on the day.
Tuesday’s Player of the Day: Springfield outfielder Chris Edmondson singled, tripled and homered in three at-bats. Too bad he didn’t have a chance for...
Last year the St Louis Cardinals entered spring training with Kyle McClellan‘s role unsettled. He wanted to be a starter but had spent his first years working high-leverage innings late in games. With the loss of Adam Wainwright to Tommy John surgery, McClellan was thrust full-time into the rotation.
This year the Cardinals enter spring training with McClellan’s role settled...
There's just one problem with Tony La Russa becoming a key decision-maker for the Los Angeles Dodgers if Steve Cohen succeeds in buying the club.
La Russa is such a strong personality, his presence might diminish the Dodgers' chances of hiring one of the top current general managers, according to rival executives.
Cohen, one of four finalists to buy the Dodgers from Frank...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Carlos Beltran hit his first home run for the St. Louis Cardinals, a leadoff drive off Julio Teheran in the sixth inning during Monday's 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Beltran, who signed a free agent after splitting last year between the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants, also had a single.
Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer in the fourth against...
Drop by our friends at Pitchers Hit Eighth, C70 At The Bat, and Aaron Miles’ Fastball to vote in the Musial, Smith, and Gibson Regions of the tournament. The turn out to this point has been outstanding and we move forward today with the opening of the second round of the tournament. I-70 is the home of the Buck Region, and the bracket now looks like this:
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Brian Walton’s notes from St. Louis Cardinals spring training action in Orlando, Florida.
ISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Kyle Lohse allowed one run and three hits in five innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 6-1 Tuesday.
Matt Holliday hit a two-run triple in a three-run first against Jordan Lyles and scored on Lance Berkman's a sacrifice fly.
Lyles, competing for a spot in Houston's rotation, gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings....
FOX Sports Tennessee and SportSouth to televise five spring training and 127 regular season St. Louis Cardinals games in 2012.
On paper, the highest-scoring potential lineup for the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals looks very odd.