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Lou Piniella retires after Sunday game

Updated: August 23, 2010, 12:49 PM ET
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CHICAGO -- Lou Piniella's long and colorful career has spanned 48 years, from an aggressive outfielder with a sharp batting eye to a successful manager whose highlight-reel base-throwing tantrums sometimes overshadowed his baseball acumen.

His family, from his relatives to his teammates and players, always has come first. And that's why the leader of the Chicago Cubs decided to step down after Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves -- he wants to spend more time with his ailing ...

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