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La Russa coming back as Cardinals manager

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Tony LaRussa

By AP/St. Louis Public Radio

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals have brought back Tony La Russa for a 16th year as manager.

The team announced the deal Monday and said it includes a mutual option for the 2012 season. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The 66-year-old La Russa has a franchise-record 1,318 wins since joining the team as manager in 1996. He has led the Cardinals to eight division titles, two National League pennants and a World Series title in 2006.


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