Tony La Russa will return as Cardinals manager in 2011

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals have brought back Tony

La Russa for a 16th year as manager.

The team announced the deal Monday and said it includes a mutual

option for the 2012 season. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The 66-year-old La Russa has a franchise-record 1,318 wins since

joining the team as manager in 1996. He has led the Cardinals to

eight division titles, two National League pennants and a World

Series title in 2006.