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.

Manager Tony La Russa of the Oakland Athletics, 1990. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule/ALLSPORT
Tony La Russa
Manager Tony La Russa of the Oakland Athletics, 1990. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule/ALLSPORT
American League manager Tony La Russa, left, from the Oakland A's and National League manager Roger Craig of the San Francisco Giants watch batting practice together, Tuesday, July 10, 1990, before the start of the 61st All Star Game at Wrigley field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Robert Kozloff)
Tony La Russa
American League manager Tony La Russa, left, from the Oakland A's and National League manager Roger Craig of the San Francisco Giants watch batting practice together, Tuesday, July 10, 1990, before the start of the 61st All Star Game at Wrigley field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Robert Kozloff)
12 Jul 1998: Manager Tony LaRussa #10 of the St. Louis Cardinals signs autographs during a game against the Houston Astros at the Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals defeated the Astros 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Laforet /Allsport
Tony La Russa
12 Jul 1998: Manager Tony LaRussa #10 of the St. Louis Cardinals signs autographs during a game against the Houston Astros at the Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals defeated the Astros 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Laforet /Allsport
FILE - In this Oct. 23, 1995 file photo, Tony La Russa makes a statement after being named manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, in St. Louis. Three days after winning the World Series, La Russa is retiring. The 67-year-old manager announced his retirement at a news conference Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.(AP Photo/James A. Finley, File)
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 1995 file photo, Tony La Russa makes a statement after being named manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, in St. Louis. Three days after winning the World Series, La Russa is retiring. The 67-year-old manager announced his retirement at a news conference Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.(AP Photo/James A. Finley, File)
5 Oct 1996: Manager Tony LaRusssa of the St. Louis Cardinals is doused with champagne after his team's 7-5 victory over the San Diego Padres in game three of the National League Divisional Series held at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. The C
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5 Oct 1996: Manager Tony LaRusssa of the St. Louis Cardinals is doused with champagne after his team's 7-5 victory over the San Diego Padres in game three of the National League Divisional Series held at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. The C
HOUSTON - OCTOBER 16: Manager Tony LaRussa #10 of the St. Louis Cardinals bows to player So Taguchi #99 before game three of National League Championship Series against the Houston Astros during the 2004 Major League Baseball Playoffs on October 16, 2004 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo By Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Tony La Russa
HOUSTON - OCTOBER 16: Manager Tony LaRussa #10 of the St. Louis Cardinals bows to player So Taguchi #99 before game three of National League Championship Series against the Houston Astros during the 2004 Major League Baseball Playoffs on October 16, 2004 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo By Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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
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)
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 29: Tony LaRussa (R) and his family stand on the field during the St. Louis Cardinals World Series Victory Parade and Rally at Busch Stadium on October 29, 2006 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Tony La Russa
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 29: Tony LaRussa (R) and his family stand on the field during the St. Louis Cardinals World Series Victory Parade and Rally at Busch Stadium on October 29, 2006 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 28: Manager Tony La Russa of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates 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 Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
2011 World Series Game 7 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 28: Manager Tony La Russa of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates 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 Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 30: Manager Tony La Russa (L-R) speaks to fans as Octavio Dotel and Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals look on during a ceremony celebrating the team's 11th World Series championship October 30, 2011 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)
St Louis Cardinals Victory Parade
ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 30: Manager Tony La Russa (L-R) speaks to fans as Octavio Dotel and Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals look on during a ceremony celebrating the team's 11th World Series championship October 30, 2011 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 30: Manager Tony La Russa of the St. Louis Cardinals rides with the Budweiser Clydesdales during a parade celebrating the team's 11th World Series championship October 30, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)
St Louis Cardinals Victory Parade
ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 30: Manager Tony La Russa of the St. Louis Cardinals rides with the Budweiser Clydesdales during a parade celebrating the team's 11th World Series championship October 30, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

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