St. Louis Cardinals Manager Retires

    ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 28:  Manager Tony La Russa celebrates with the World Series trophy after defeating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game Seven of the MLB World Series at Busch Stadium on October 28, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Charlie Riedle-Pool/Getty Images)

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    Quit when you’re ahead? Two days after his third World Series win in a thrilling matchup with the Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa announced his retirement Monday. “There isn’t one [factor] that dominates [my decision]. They all just come together telling you your time is over,” La Russa, 67, explained at a press conference. Major League’s third-winningest manager decided back in August that he would retire at the end of the season, but waited to tell his coaching staff until Saturday after the World Series Game 7 victory.

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