(From AP)

The Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals is retiring as a champion. Tony La Russa made the announcement Monday, just three days after winning a dramatic, seven-game World Series against the Texas Rangers.

Tony La Russa

"I think this just feels like it's time to end it," the 67-year-old La Russa said during a news conference at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

The win over Texas was the third World Series championship of La Russa's 33-year career. The manager guided the Cardinals to the title even though they were 101/2 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, behind Connie Mack and second-place John McGraw. He also won championships in Oakland in 1989 and with St. Louis in 2006. La Russa won 2,728 regular-season games, 1,408 with the Cardinals.

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