|La Russa: Retired number impact felt widely |
by Brian Walton of TheCardinalNation.com, May 10, 2012 at 12:56 am ET
Tony La Russa Profile
With Tony La Russa's number retirement ceremony this Friday at Busch Stadium, here is an interesting factoid.
Did you know that when the St. Louis Cardinals retire a uniform number, they do it across the entire minor league system as well?
A good example is Palm Beach Cardinal Luis De La Cruz, who shared La Russa's number 10 at the start of this season. That was taken away from the catcher when the La Russa announcement was made. De La Cruz now wears uniform number 31.