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Cubs Manager Lou Piniella Decides to Retire

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Lou Piniella said Tuesday he would retire at the end of the current season (Photo: MLB) Lou Piniella said Tuesday he would retire at the end of the current season (Photo: MLB)

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella would retire at the end of the season.

At 66-years-old, Piniella, said it was time to spend more time with his family.

Piniella is in the fourth and final year of his contract with the Cubs, who haven't won a World Series title in more than 100 years.

Pineilla has been a manager in baseball for 22 years. Before the Cubs, he led the New York Yankees (1986-88), Cincinnati Reds (1990-92), Seattle Mariners (1993-2002) and Tampa Bay Rays (2003-05). He won the World Series as a manager with Cincinnati.

Ryne Sandberg, who was born in Spokane, has been considered by many close to the Cubs as a possible replacement for Piniella.  At 50-years-old, the Hall of Fame second baseman is currently managing the Triple-A Iowa Cubs.

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