Tony La Russa and 5 MLB Managers Who Deserve Their Numbers Retired

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Tony La Russa and 5 MLB Managers Who Deserve Their Numbers Retired
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The St. Louis Cardinals got to enjoy 16 great seasons under former manager Tony La Russa, during which they won 1,408 games, seven division titles, three National League pennants and two World Series.

Retiring La Russa's number is the least the Cardinals could do. It just so happens the Cardinals announced on Tuesday night that that's exactly what they're going to do.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals will retire La Russa's No. 10 in a pregame ceremony on May 11.

"Tony's managerial tenure with the Cardinals will always stand out as one of the greatest eras in Cardinal history," said Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. in a statement. "His passion for winning and his leadership skills were hallmarks of a style that Cardinals fans will always remember with fondness."

Well said, and the honor is most certainly deserved. 

So what other managers who are still around deserve the same honor? Let's take a look at a few notables.

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