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Oct312011

Tony La Russa Retires

Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa announced his retirement Monday, three days after the Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers in the World Series.

"I feel great about what's here for 2012," La Russa told reporters during a press conference to announce his retirement.  "The job is, everybody knows, is a great place to manage, and the team is very solid so I feel really good about leaving."

The 67-year-old La Russa, who spent the past sixteen years in St. Louis, won three World Series titles during his 33 seasons as a manager, two with the Cardinals and one with the Oakland Athletics.  He is third on the all-time wins list.

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