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Tony LaRussa Announces Retirement

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa announced his retirement on Monday after 33 seasons as a big league manager. LaRussa finished his career with 2,728 wins, six pennants and three World Series victories. His win total was third all-time and his win percentage was 58th.

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LaRussa spent almost half his career with the Cardinals over the last 16 years, but before that he spent ten incredible seasons with the Oakland Athletics. In ten seasons with the A's, he was 798-673 with three pennants and one World Series title. From 1988 to 1990, those A's teams were incredibly dominant. Although they came up short in two of the three World Series, they were still a feared group of teams.

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LaRussa and his family live in the East Bay and founded the Animal Rescue Foundation, which is base in Walnut Creek. Over the course of his career he has been inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame and the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame.