Originally written on The Cardinal Nation blog  |  Last updated 12/8/12
One of the beloved players that helped the awful 1970’s St. Louis’ Cardinals evolved into the 1980’s World Champions was their second/third baseman Ken Oberkfell. The now 56-year-old has remained in the game ever since, having spent many years coaching and managing. For 2013, Oberkfell is moving far off the beaten path, having accepted the job as the manager of the Lincoln (Neb.) Saltdogs of the independent American Association. Cardinals fans may remember the Saltdogs as the home of infielder Vance Albitz before he joined the Cardinals organization in 2011. It is quite a contrast from where Obie’s career was just two years ago. Having managed the New York Mets’ Triple-A affiliate for the past six seasons, (except for a brief stint as first base coach for the major league team in the second half of the 2008 season), he was among the contenders for the Mets’ managerial job. He had also been a candidate for the Mets’ top job several times previously, including when Jerry Manuel was...
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