La Russa ceremony will include A’s, White Sox
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
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
In addition to the current Cardinals, Matt Morris, David
Eckstein, Brian Eckstein, Jim Edmonds, Brian Jordan, and pitchers
Andy and Alan Benes are on the list.