(ST. LOUIS) -- Budweiser today announced the naming of one of its world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales after longtime Cardinals skipper Tony LaRussa.
LaRussa has led the Cardinals to more than 1,400 wins, eight division titles, three National League pennants and two World Series championships during his 16 seasons in St. Louis.
“Tony is one of the great managers in the long and rich history of Major League Baseball,” said Dave Peacock, president, Anheuser-Busch. “He’s delivered two championships and countless memories to an entire generation of Cardinals fans. We felt it was time to recognize Tony for his lasting contributions to baseball in our hometown.”
The Budweiser Clydesdales have been a symbol of Anheuser-Busch since 1933, and have celebrated special occasions with the St. Louis Cardinals for more than 40 years.
Today, the eight-horse hitch and famous red beer wagon participated in the World Series championship celebration, with the Budweiser Clydesdales leading the parade down Market Street. The procession began at 4 p.m., with the Cardinals manager riding atop the wagon.