Cardinals name Marmol as next manager

The Cardinals named Oliver Marmol as their manager.
The Cardinals named Oliver Marmol as their manager.
Published: Oct. 24, 2021 at 8:28 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2021 at 10:32 AM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KFVS) - The St. Louis Cardinals named Oliver ‘Oli’ Marmol as their next manager of the Major League Baseball team.

Bill DeWitt Jr., chairman of the Cardinals, made the announcement at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 25.

“We believe Oli possesses strong managerial skills that will allow for the Cardinals success to continue well into the future,” said DeWitt.

Marmol will be the 51st manager for the Cardinals.

For five seasons, Marmol managed in the Cardinals farm system.

For four of the seasons from 2012 to 2016, he lead his teams to the postseason.

“The entire organization felt that it was important to try and maintain the success, progress, and momentum that was built over the course of 2021 season,” Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said.

Marmol was born in New Jersey and is of Dominican descent.

He is only the second person of minority descent to manage the Cardinals since Mike Gonzalez in parts of the 1938 and 1940 seasons.

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