The St. Louis Cardinals have parted ways with manager Mike Shildt. The organization made the announcement during a press conference Thursday afternoon. Cardinals’ President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak cited “philosophical differences” as the reason for Shildt’s departure.
Shildt had served as Cardinals’ manager since taking over for Mike Matheny during the middle of the 2018 season. He compiled a record of 252-199 during his tenure, which included being voted the National League Manager of the Year in 2019. Mozeliak discussed his relationship with Shildt over the years.
The decision ends Shildt’s 17-year stint with the Cardinals organization. Mozeliak detailed the club’s next move.
Shildt is now the third MLB manager to be fired this offseason. This marks just the Cardinals’ third managerial change for the Cardinals dating back to 1996.