According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt is “going out” as a ball club manager.
Passan added that Cardinals President John Mozeliak said he had fired Shield because of a philosophical difference in the direction of the team.
“We have decided that it is best to separate them internally.”
Shield remained on his contract for a year.
The firing occurs after Shield leads the team in a series of 17 miraculous wins near the end of the season, helping the Cardinals land at the location of the NL Wild Card Game, which was defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He managed the Cardinal in part of the four seasons dating back to 2018 and posted a record of 252-199 as a bench boss. The team first finished at NL Central in 2019 under his supervision.
Report: Mike Shildt, Fire Manager, St. Louis Cardinals
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