Former Seattle Mariners manager and current Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella has announced his retirement at the end of the season. The 66-year-old manager says he is looking forward to spending more time with his family.
Piniella says he’s put in his time in baseball.
Piniella is in the fourth and final year of his contract with the Cubs, who have struggled this year and have gone 102 years without a World Series title.
Pineilla says he won’t just go through the motions until the end of the season.
He has been a manager for more than 22 years. He led the New York Yankees (1986-88), Cincinnati Reds (1990-92), Seattle Mariners (1993-2002) and Tampa Bay (2003-05) before arriving in Chicago. He won the World Series as a manager with Cincinnati.