Cardinal Changes

Nolan Schneider , Staff Writer

This year, former St. Louis Cardinal and broadcaster, Mike Shannon is retiring at the age of 82. He played for the Cardinals from 1962-1970 where he won 2 World Series Championships. He won the World Series in both 1964 and 1967. Shannon started his broadcasting career in 1972 and ended it in early October of this year. On September 11, 2021, the Cardinals started their incredible 17-game winning streak against the Cincinnati Reds. The last game of that winning streak was on September 28, 2021, against the Milwaukee Brewers. That winning streak helped them make the playoffs. However, they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Wild Card Game. A few weeks after the season ended, the Cardinals fired manager Mike Shildt due to “philosophical differences.” 

The Cardinals have found a new manager to replace Mike Shildt, and that person is their former bench coach, Oliver Marmol. He is currently the youngest manager in the Major Leagues at the age of 35 and is the youngest manager in 18 years. The Cardinals’ front office hopes that Marmol can bring St. Louis back to the playoffs for the 4th straight year.