Manager Tony La Russa celebrates with the World Series trophy after defeating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game Seven of the MLB World Series at Busch Stadium on October 28, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Charlie Riedle-Pool/Getty Images) By Pool
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.
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.