"Tony's managerial tenure with the Cardinals will always stand out as one of the greatest eras in Cardinal history," team chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said. "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 11 as we honor Tony for his historic achievements as a Cardinal."
His number will be the 13th overall to be retired by the club.
La Russa managed the Cardinals for 16 seasons. During that time he helped the club win a record 1,408 games, as well as three pennants and two World Series titles. In his tenure with St. Louis, they had just three losing seasons.