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Cardinals manager La Russa announces retirement

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St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa speaks during a celebration for the Cardinals' 11th World Series victory, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in St. Louis. The Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers to win the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa speaks during a celebration for the Cardinals' 11th World Series victory, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in St. Louis. The Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers to win the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tony La Russa retired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, three days after winning a dramatic, seven-game World Series against the Texas Rangers.

The 67-year-old La Russa announced his retirement at a news conference 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 being 10 1/2 games behind Atlanta on Aug. 25 for the final playoff spot in the National League.

La Russa retires third on the all-time wins list, 35 behind John McGraw. In addition to this season, he won championships in Oakland in 1989 and St. Louis in 2006.

"Other than some of personal attachments, I feel good," La Russa said. "I feel good that this is the right decision and there's something out there."

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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