Tony La Russa is ending 33 years as a manager in professional baseball, including as manager for the Oakland A's.
He announced Monday he is retiring, three days after leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a seemingly improbably comeback over the Texas Rangers to win the World Series.
La Russa, whose off-season home is in Alamo, said he has no solid retirement plans.
"I'm looking forward to what's ahead," he said at a news conference at Busch Stadium. "It's scary to have nothing more definite planned. I just want to reassure our family I won't be sitting around with nothing to do... That uncertainty about what's ahead has got me turned on. We'll see where it goes."
LaRussa is quite active in his Animal Rescue Foundation, which has its headquarters in Shadelands Business Park in Walnut Creek.