Chicago Cubs’ Manager Lou Piniella To Retire After The Present SeasonJuly 21st, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey
July 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lou Piniella the Manager of the Chicago Cubs announced his retirement from the post on Tuesday. The 66-year-old manager said to media sources that he has decided to retire from the post after the completion of the present season. As for his post-retirement plans, the manager said that he would like to spend time with his family. He also added that he wants to remain associated with the baseball game by acting as a consultant for other teams or for the Chicago Cubs itself. However, Lou Piniella stated clearly that he would not go for any more managerial activities.
Lou Piniella has been associated with the baseball game for around 40 years, first as a player and then as a manager. He had played for 18 years and held the position of a manager for around 22 years. He had acted as a manager not only for the Chicago Cubs but also for New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays. The present Chicago Cubs manager has to his credit a record of 1,826-1, 691 (.519) that includes a World Series win in 1990 with the Cincinnati Reds. He also had won two rings while playing for the New York Yankees.
On Tuesday while declaring his retirement from the post of the manager of the Chicago Cubs, Lou Piniella said he will cherish the memories of the time he had spent with the Chicago Cubs. Calling his stay at the Chicago Cubs as a “wonderful experience”, Lou Piniella said that it is almost 50 years now that he is staying away from home and his priority now is to be with his family.
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