Fresh off his team's against-all-odds World Series victory, future Hall of Fame manager Tony LaRussa has announced he's retiring.
The skipper managed the Cardinals to two championships in his 16-year tenure. Before that, LaRussa, 67, won a World Series title in 1989 with the Oakland Athletics. He's just 35 wins away from passing John McGraw for second place on the all-time list behind Connie Mack, but his 2,728-2,365 record over 33 seasons all but ensures his place in Cooperstown.
“I think this feels like it’s time to end it," LaRussa said. "And it’ll be great for the Cardinals to refresh what’s going on with the field manager job. … Look in the mirror and I know if I came back it would be for the wrong reasons.”
La Russa said he may buy a minor-league team, and did not close the door on a non-managerial job in Major League Baseball, if “the phone will ring.”Photo Credit: Andrew Greiner