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Mike Matheny to replace Tony La Russa

Updated: November 14, 2011, 12:55 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals are replacing a manager who's third on the career victory list with a man who'll be writing his first lineup card on Opening Day.

Mike Matheny, a former catcher with the Cardinals who had been a minor league instructor, was introduced as Tony La Russa's successor at a news conference Monday.

Matheny donned a No. 22 Cardinals jersey and called it the greatest honor of his life.

"I think he's going to be a great leader," Jim Edmonds, ...

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