Tony La Russa's Number To Be Retired By St. Louis Cardinals

CINCINNATI - MAY 15: Tony La Russa the Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals is pictured during the Gillette Civil Rights Game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 15, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Tony La Russa will have his number retired later this month.

According to Joe Strauss of the Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Cardinals are set to retire the No. 10 jersey worn by former manager Tony La Russa.

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La Russa's number will be retired in a ceremony prior to the Cardinals' game against the Atlanta Braves on May 11.

La Russa finished his St. Louis career with 1,408 regular season wins, which is more than any other manager in team history. He took the team to three World Series.

La Russa becomes the third Cardinals manager to have his number retired by the team. Red Schoendienst, a Hall of Fame player, had his No. 2 retired in 1996. Whitey Herzog, inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010, had his number retired the same season. Hall of Fame second baseman Rogers Hornsby was recognized by the club in 1997, but Hornsby did not wear a number during his term with the Redbirds. Former third baseman Ken Boyer's No. 14 is retired. He lasted barely two seasons as manager. Boyer's number was retired in 1984, four years after managing his last game.

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