Cardinals to Name Former Catcher Matheny New Manager

November 13, 2011

A longshot with no previous managerial experience has won the managerial post of the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals.

The St. Louis Cardinals said they will announce the hiring of Mike Matheny as manager during a news conference Monday.

Matheny, a former St. Louis catcher, will replace the retired Tony La Russa, who stepped down after leading the team to the World Series title.

The 41-year-old Matheny was a minor league instructor with the Cardinals and has no managing experience. He played for St. Louis from 2000-04 and won three Gold Gloves. He won another with San Francisco.

Story source: AP

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