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Tony La Russa Shows off His World Series Rings

May 17, 2014

This photo was recently tweeted by La Russa and shows the three World Series rings he earned as a major league manager.

Tony LaRussa and his St. Louis Cardinals and Oakland A's rings

Forgive Tony La Russa if he is showing off a little of success.   If anyone can boast, he can:

•La Russa ranks third in major league history in victories (2,728), trailing only Connie Mack (3,731) and John McGraw (2,763).

•He managed 5,097 games, joining Mack as the second manager or coach in American sports history to reach 5,000 games.

•In 2004, he became the sixth manager in history to win pennants with both American and National League teams

•In 2006 he became the first manager ever to win multiple pennants in both leagues and the second manager to win the World Series in both leagues.

•La Russa has also joined Mack as the second manager to win World Series titles in three decades and to win pennants in four.

•He is one of only four managers to be named Manager of the Year in both of baseball’s major leagues.

•La Russa is the winningest manager in St. Louis Cardinals history, with 1,408 wins and 1,182 losses (.544) and 1 tie as manager of the club since 1996.

•On December 9, 2013, he was unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame by the 16-member Veterans Committee.   The induction ceremony will be held at Cooperstown, New York, on July 27, 2014.

Less than one month later, on August 16, 2014, he will also be inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum.

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Scott Rovak shows off his St. Louis Cardinals rings

April 21, 2014

Scott recently tweeted pictures of his Cardinals Championship rings:

St. Louis Cardinals World Series and Championship Rings

Photographing professionally over 30 years, Scott Rovak is a photographer for the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams and USA Today Sports.

You can follow Scott on twitter Scott Rovak@scottrovak.

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St. Louis Cardinals Receive Their 2013 National League Championship Rings.

April 11, 2014

Although they lost to the Boston Red Sox in the 2013 World Series, tradition dictates the runner up team receives a league championship ring.

St. Louis Cardinals 2013 National League Championship Ring

In a fitting tribute, the Cardinals honored and remembered Stan Musial, their hall of fame player and icon who passed away in 2013.

Each of the St. Louis Cardinals 2013 National League Championship Rings are handcrafted in 14-karat white gold and weighs approximately 47 grams. The rings, made by Jostens, include red-colored stones in the shape of the St. Louis logo, which are surrounded by a plethora of diamonds. The rings feature 43 round VVS diamonds and 34-custom-cut rubies. On one side of the ring, it’s noted that the Cardinals have won an NL-record 19 pennants. The franchise also has won an NL-best 11 World Series titles, most recently in 2006 and 2011.

Manager Mike Matheny said his fingers are not suited for wearing rings after a long career behind the plate, but that he probably would make an exception this time around.

“I’m going to be wearing this one,” he said. “My fingers have been busted up pretty bad, so they don’t hold rings very well. But I’m going to make sure that this one stays on me.”

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