Cardinals honor La Russa, retire his number

Cardinals honor La Russa, retire his number

Credit: UPI

Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa stands next to his jersey during ceremonies offically retiring his jersey number10, before the Atlanta Braves-St. Louis Cardinals baseball game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 11, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 7:02 PM

ST. LOUIS -- 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 manager.

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Pitchers Dennis Eckersley, Dave Stewart and Bob Welch played for La Russa in Oakland, and Eckersley also played for La Russa in St. Louis. Tom Seaver played for La Russa with the White Sox, who’ll also have owner Jerry Reinsdorf and former general manager Roland Hemond present.

 

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