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Tony La Russa

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, right, argues with home plate umpire Fieldin Culbreth (25) and third base umpire Tim McClelland, left, after being thrown out of the baseball game for arguing balls and strikes during the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Tom Hood)

Tony La Russa announces retirement

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.