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Tony La Russa retires as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals

October 31, 2011 |  7:42 am

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Tony La Russa is retiring as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals three days after winning his second World Series with the team and third overall.

La Russa, 67, made the announcement at a news conference Monday at Busch Stadium, a day after he and the Cardinals celebrated their championship at the St. Louis Rams game.

After a 33-year career, La Russa is third on the all-time wins list with 2,728. In addition to World Series titles with the Cardinals this year and in 2006, he also won a championship as skipper of the Oakland Athletics in 1989.

 

More later at www.latimes.com/sports.

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Photo: Tony La Russa speaks during a celebration for the Cardinals' 11th World Series victory Sunday. Credit: Jeff Roberson / Associated Press

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