Former Cards manager Joe Torre to retire

NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Torre has announced he will retire as Los

Angeles Dodgers manager at the end of the season, and he will be

replaced by hitting coach Don Mattingly.

Torre became manager of the Dodgers for the 2008 season

following 12 years and four World Series titles with the New York

Yankees, but he was not able to match that success in Los Angeles.

Mattingly followed Torre to California as his heir apparent.

Torre turned 70 in July and has won 2,318 games in 29 major

league seasons as a manager. His career also has included stints

with the Mets, Atlanta and St. Louis.