St. Louis Cardinals Hire New Manager

Earlier this month, the St. Louis Cardinals surprisingly fired manager Mike Schildt. Now, they have announced Monday that Oliver Marmol will be taking over the role.

With this, Marmol will become the 51st manager in the history of the St. Louis Cardinals. The 35-year-old was originally drafted by the Cardinals as a player back in 2007. However, after the 2010 season, he would give up his dreams of being a pro baseball player and was hired to be hitting coach of the Gulf Coast League Cardinals. He would then take over as manager for the Johnson City Cardinals and Palm Beach Cardinals.

Marmol would continue to rise up the ranks and became the Cardinals' first base coach during the 2017 season. Over these last few seasons, he was the team's bench coach. Thus, he has had a ton of experience for only a 35-year-old.

Marmol will now be trying to lead the Cardinals to even more success. They have made the postseason these last few years, but have failed to put together a long run. During the 2021 season, they sported a nice 90-72 record, but were eliminated in the Wild Card game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. With 2022 being Yadier Molina's last year in the league, the Cardinals certainly will want to win him one last World Series championship.

Nonetheless, congrats to Oliver for landing the position! It will be exciting to see how the team responds to him being in charge. 

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