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St. Louis has retired Tony La Russa's No. 10, honoring the manager a little more than six months after he helped the Cardinals win the World Series. One of his former players thought even that was a bit tardy.
Pitcher Dave Stewart, one of horses of La Russa's rotations in Oakland, said during a ceremony prior to the Braves-Cardinals game Friday that the number should have been retired while La Russa was still making out lineup cards.
Groundskeepers cut the grass with a big ''10'' in short center field in tribute to the 67-year-old La Russa, who managed the Cardinals for 16 seasons and retired after leading a long-shot NL wild-card team to the title.
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ST. LOUIS Tony La Russa was walking into history, in as much as a dimmed corridor in the bowels of Busch Stadium could serve as a setting for honoring a legend. All eras, even the most celebrated, must end. Eventually, even after a 33-year career, life must begin anew.
The former St. Louis Cardinals manager combed his fingers through his thin brown hair and approached a door....
ST. LOUIS An impressive list of baseball royalty was at Busch Stadium Friday night for the number retirement ceremony for future Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa.
Members of La Russa's past from his days in Chicago, Oakland and St. Louis sat behind him near home plate as his No. 10 was added to the illustrious list of Cardinals greats in a touching pregame ceremony.
In a 30-minute ceremony, the St. Louis Cardinals retired former manager Tony La Russa's No. 10 jersey on Friday night. More than two dozen people joined La Russa in the pregame celebration at Busch Stadium, where a No. 10 decal and silhouette of retired manager were unveiled on the left-center field wall, MLB.com reported. "Whenever you see 10 out there, it represents...
Today, the St. Louis Cardinals honored their famed and soon-to-be Hall of Fame manager, Tony La Russa. La Russa brought two World Series Championships to the Cardinals, most recently in 2011 and one in 2006. He also won a ring in 1989, while managing the Oakland Athletics. Over his career, La Russa managed for 33 MLB seasons, 8 years with the Chicago White Sox, 10 years with the...
Tonight, The LaRussa joins the immortals.
Stan, Lou, Gussie. Dean. Smith, Schoendienst, Slaughter. Boyer, Herzog, Sutter. Gibby, Busch, Robinson. And now # 10 goes up in the proverbial rafters; never to be worn again. The highest honor a team can bestow on an employee will be deployed and roar of Cardinal Nation will canonize Tony LaRussa as one of the high priests of baseball...
ST. LOUIS At his most frustrated and irritated point, then-Astros outfielder Lance Berkman never could have imagined himself playing for Tony La Russa and the Cardinals.
"I could visualize myself meeting him in the parking lot after the game rather than playing for him," Berkman joked.
The Cardinals welcomed the future Hall of Fame manager back to Busch Stadium Friday...
The St. Louis Cardinals retired Tony La Russa's No. 10 on Friday night, after La Russa led St. Louis to its 10th and 11th World Series titles.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) Representatives of the Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox will be on the field when the St. Louis Cardinals retire the No. 10 jersey of former manager Tony La Russa on Friday.
Reds general manager Walt Jocketty, La Russa's right-hand man most of his St. Louis tenure, is expected to attend the pre-game ceremony. So is Joe Torre, who preceded La Russa as Cardinals...
St. Louis Cardinals weekly chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.
Late Friday afternoon, I joined Ken Miller and Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in another installment of this year’s series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” Of course, Friday marked the ceremony to retire Tony La Russa’s number 10.
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The Cardinals opened their homestand Friday night with a frustrating 12-inning loss to Atlanta after Tony La Russa’s number 10 was retired.
Friday night before their game against the Atlanta Braves, the St. Louis Cardinals retired former manager Tony La Russa’s number 10 in a ceremony on the field that included all the expected fanfare. Unfortunately the Cards couldn’t cap off the night with a victory, losing the game in disappointing fashion in 12 innings.
The 25+ minute fete of La Russa featured names and faces...