St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is retiring.
The Cardinals scheduled a 10 a.m. ET news conference at Busch Stadium for La Russa to announce his decision.
"I think this just feels like it's time to end it," La Russa said.
La Russa, 67, goes out a champion after leading the Cardinals to a stirring seven-game World Series triumph over the Texas Rangers just days ago. It was his third championship. He also won the 1989 World Series with Oakland and the 2006 Series with St. Louis.
The four-time Manager of the Year won six pennants, three in the AL with the Athletics and three more in the NL with the Cardinals, and his 2,728 victories trail John McGraw by only 35 for second on the all-time managerial list.
"Other than some of the personal attachments, I feel good," La Russa said. "I feel good that this is the right decision."
La Russa said there wasn't a single factor that led to his decision, but he began having doubts about returning for 2012 midway through the season. I...