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Shildt releases first statement since being fired from Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt responds to a question during a baseball news...
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt responds to a question during a baseball news conference in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. The Cardinals play the Los Angeles Dodgers in wild card playoff game on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)(KYUSUNG GONG | AP)
Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 11:17 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 18, 2021 at 5:20 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KFVS) - Former Cardinals Manager Mike Shildt released his first statement since being fired from the position.

He did not get into the reason for his firing other than to reiterate differences between himself and team management.

He thanked the leaders of the team, the fans and his family and said he wants to move forward.

“My beautiful and supportive wife, Michele, and my amazing stepdaughters, Grace and Madison. They have been amazing support for me over the last three years, and beyond rocks for me during this challenging transition and part of my life,” he said.

Shildt, 53, released the statement on St. Louis radio station KMOX on Monday, October 18.

On Thursday, Oct. 14, President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak announced Shildt was fired due to “philosophical differences.”

Shildt was named Cardinals interim manager on July 15, 2018. The interim title was removed on August 28 that year.

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