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FILE - This Sept. 23, 1983 file photo shows Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa. La Russa retired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, three days after winning a dramatic, seven-game World Series against the Texas Rangers. (AP Photo/File)

FILE - This Sept. 23, 1983 file photo shows Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa. La Russa retired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, three days after winning a dramatic, seven-game World Series against the Texas Rangers. (AP Photo/File)

Tony La Russa announces retirement

January 1, 1970

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.