La Russa Retires After World Series Win

7 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Monday, October 31 2011 Oct 31, 2011 Monday, October 31, 2011 9:13:00 AM CDT October 31, 2011 in Baseball
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - 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 despite 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, he won championships in Oakland in 1989 and St. Louis in 2006.

 

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