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#pounditSaturday, June 19, 2021

Cardinals fire manager Mike Matheny

Mike Matheny

The St Louis Cardinals are cleaning house with their coaching staff.

The Cardinals announced on Saturday evening that they have dismissed manager Mike Matheny, as well as assistant coaches John Mabry and Bill Mueller. Mike Shildt will serve as the team’s interim manager.

Matheny managed the Cardinals for six and a half seasons, beginning in 2012. He went 591-473 as manager, reaching the playoffs four times — all coming in his first four seasons. He led the team to the World Series once and two NLCS losses.

The Cardinals have slipped towards the middle of the NL Central in recent years, and with the All-Star break coming, the Cardinals obviously felt it was time for a change.

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