St. Louis, MO – The St. Louis Cardinals announced they will retire the uniform No. 10 of former manager Tony La Russa prior to a Friday, May 11 game against the Atlanta Braves.
With 1,408 wins at the helm of the Cardinals, La Russa is the winningest manager in team history. He announced his retirement shortly after the team won its 11th World Series title last fall.
The 67-year-old skipper went out as the third winningest manager in major league history with 2,728 victories for the White Sox (1979-1986), Athletics (1986-1995) and Cardinals (1996-2011). Only Connie Mack has managed more games than the 5,097 La Russa has skippered.
"Tony's managerial tenure with the Cardinals will always stand out as one of the greatest eras in Cardinals history," said Bill DeWitt, Jr., Cardinals Chairman and CEO. "His passion for winning and his leadership skills were hallmarks of a style that Cardinals fans will always remember with fondness. We look forward to May 11th as we will honor Tony for his historic achievements as a Cardinal."
He led the Cardinals to eight division titles, three National League pennants and two World Series championships.
La Russa's uniform No. 10 will be the 12th retired by the Cardinals. He will join Whitey Herzog as the only managers who didn't play for the team to have their uniform numbers retired.
La Russa, who is currently working as a consultant with Major League Baseball, will manage the National League All-Star team at this year's contest in Kansas City on Tuesday, July 10.