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St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa announces retirement

Monday, October 31, 2011 | 9:31 a.m. CDT; updated 10:37 a.m. CDT, Monday, October 31, 2011

ST. LOUIS — Three days after winning the World Series, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is retiring.

The 67-year-old manager announced his retirement at a news conference Monday at Busch Stadium.

The World Series win over Texas was the third of La Russa's 33-year career. The manager guided the Cardinals to the championship despite losing ace starter Adam Wainwright for the season in spring training and being 10 1/2 games behind Atlanta on Aug. 25.

La Russa retires third on the all-time wins list, just 35 behind John McGraw. In addition to this season, La Russa won championships in Oakland in 1989 and St. Louis in 2006.

 


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