July 21, 2024

Mike Shildt Dismissed as Cardinals Manager

On Thursday afternoon, the Cardinals fired Mike Shildt as manager of the team.

St. Louis president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said the decision to part ways with Shildt came due to “a philosophical difference in the direction our major league club is going.”

“After a successful 2021 season, we have determined that we have a philosophical difference in the direction our major league club is going,” Mozeliak stated. “We have decided, at this time, that it is best for us to end our partnership with Mike Shildt.”

Shildt, 53, replaced Mike Matheny as the team’s interim manager in August 2018. He tallied a 252–199 record across four seasons with St. Louis, winning NL Manager of the Year in 2019. The Cardinals reached the playoffs in 2021 as they ripped off a 17-game winning streak in September to secure a wild-card spot.

 

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