Mike Shildt is an American former baseball manager. He began his career as a scout and manager in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system.
Mike Shildt was born in Charlotte, North Carolina where he attended Olympic High School and played college baseball for the University of North Carolina (UNC) Asheville Bulldogs.
The St. Louis Cardinals promoted Mike to the position of the first base coach in 2017 and at that point in time, he was named the club’s manager in 2018 after the dismissal of Mike Matheny.
The 2019 Cardinals advanced to the National League Championship Series and he was named NL Manager of the Year.
Mike Shildt: What Happened To Mike Shildt At St. Louis Cardinals?
Mike Shildt was surprisingly fired by the St. Louis Cardinals on October 14, 2021. The 2020 and 2021 seasons both ended in losses at the National League Wild Card Game.
According to an article published by USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale, the St. Louis Cardinals never specified the reasons he was dismissed beyond citing “philosophical differences.”
Shildt who is now temporarily filling in as third base coach for the San Diego Padres said; “I have a broken heart,’’ Nightengale. “It still hurts. It hurts bad. When it first happened, I broke down. I was inconsolable.”