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Cardinals manager La Russa announces retirement

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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 today at Busch Stadium.

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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 McGrawe. In addition to this season, he won championships in Oakland in 1989 and St. Louis in 2006.

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