Mike Shildt fired as St. Louis Cardinals manager over 'philosophical differences'
Despite a team-record 17-game winning streak that carried the St. Louis Cardinalsto an MLB wild-card berth, Mike Shildt was fired as manager Thursday.
Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak cited "philosophical differences" to explain Shildt's dismissal. He declined to expand on those differences, saying the move was "something that popped up recently."
Mozeliak noted that Shildt was heading into the final year of his contract but said it wasn't the sole reason for parting ways. Shildt had signed a three-year contract extension after the 2019 season.
Shildt, 53, had guided the Cardinals to the playoffs three times, including in 2021, when they rode their September winning streak to a 90-72 finish. St. Louis lost to the Los Angeles Dodgersin the wild-card game.
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