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    ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 19: Managers Tony La Russa #10 (R) of the St. Louis Cardinals and Ron Washington #38 of the Texas Rangers shake hands prior to the start of Game One of the MLB World Series at Busch Stadium on October 19, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

    After 33 years and three World Titles, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is retiring.

    La Russa, 67, won his second title with the Cardinals Friday night against the Texas Rangers.

    The Cardinals skipper made the announcement Monday morning during a news conference at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

    "There isn't one [factor] that dominates [my decision]. They all just come together telling you your time is over," La Russa said, as quoted on MLB.com. "We went through the season and I felt that this just feels like it's time to end it and I think it's going to be great for the Cardinals to refresh what's going on here."

    La Russa is certainly a first-ballot Hall of Famer.  In his storied career he has won pennants, and World Series titles, in both leagues, and was only 35 victories behind the John McGraw as the manager with the most victories in Major League Baseball history.

    After his 16 seasons with the Cardinals, La Russa is the franchise's winningest manager.