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Manager Tony La Russa Retires

Tony La Russa has managed his last game in Major League Baseball.  La Russa managed in the big leagues for 33 years before announcing his retirement from the game on Monday.

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Manager Tony La Russa annouced during a Monday morning news conference at Busch Stadium that he is retiring from the game of baseball.  La Russa has managed the St. Louis Cardinals for the past sixteen seasons.  La Russa won World Series championships with the Cardinals in 2006 and 2011.  He also won a World Series as the manager of the Oakland A’s in 1989.

The three-time World Series winning manager finishes third all-time in wins (2,728) among managers just behind Connie Mack (3,731) and John McGraw (2,763).  La Russa is also third in postseason wins with 64 postseason victories, trailing Joe Torre (84) and Bobby Cox (67).

Brian Noe is the Program Director at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.

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