Tony La Russa retires

Tony La Russa retires
October 31, 2011, 2:50 pm
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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.La Russa managed the A's from 1986 to 1995 with a record of 798-673, and guided Oakland to three consecutive AL pennants from 1988-1990, including a World Series championship in 1989.RATTO: Fierce competitor La Russa goes out on top
The 2011 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 despite being 10 12 games behind Atlanta on Aug. 25.La Russa retires third on the all-time wins list, just 35 behind John McGraw. He also won a World Series championship for St. Louis in 2006.The Associated Press contributed to this report