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Mike Shildt fired as manager of St. Louis Cardinals over “philosophical differences” – MLB Sports

Despite the team record of 17 consecutive wins St. Louis Cardinals Mike Shield was fired as a manager on Thursday at MLB Wild Card Bath.

Cardinals baseball manager John Mozeliak quoted “philosophical differences” to explain Shield’s dismissal. He said the move was “a recent emergence” and refused to widen these differences.

Mozeliak said Shield was heading towards the final year of the deal, but that wasn’t the only reason for the farewell. Shield has signed a three-year contract extension after the 2019 season.

Shield (53) led the Cardinals to the playoffs three times. This includes 2021 when he achieved a 90-72 finish with a streak of September wins.St. Louis lost to Los Angeles Dodgers In a wild card game.

Shield, who achieved 252-199 in more than three seasons, led the Cardinals to the National League Central title in 2019 and was named NL Manager of the Year, but in the NL Championship Series. Washington Nationals..His team also lost the Wildcard series San Diego padres In 2020.

He became the 50th manager in Cardinals history in July 2018, when he was tentatively given a job after Mike Matheny was fired. The club removed the interim tag after a month.

Silt, who has never played in minors or majors, joined the Cardinals organization in 2004. The North Carolina native managed most of the time as a minor and was a member of the Major League Baseball coaching staff for the two-season team before being appointed manager.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

– MLB Sports

Mike Shildt fired as manager of St. Louis Cardinals over “philosophical differences”

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