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Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa Retires Following World Series Win

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Oct. 30 2011, Published 10:55 a.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Just three days after leading the St. Louis Cardinals to the World Series championship, legendary manager Tony La Russa announced his retirement from managing in a news conference in St. Louis on Monday.

"It's just time to do something else, and I knew it," the 67-year-old skipper said. "If we won, if we lost, it wasn't going to change.

"I feel good that this is the right decision and there's something out there."

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La Russa's Redbirds won this year’s World Series in seven games; they pulled off a miraculous comeback against the Texas Rangers in Game 6 Thursday to force Friday's Game 7, which they won 6-2.

La Russa spent 33 seasons managing for the White Sox, A's and Cardinals, winning six pennants and three championships (the A's in 1989; the Cardinals in 2006 and 2011) in that time.

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