Found November 15, 2011 on The Sports Bank:
Mike Matheny took over the reigns of the St. Louis Cardinals from Hall of Fame to be manager Tony LaRussa. This is the first time since the 1995 season that the Cardinals will have a new manager. LaRussa took over from Mike Jorgensen who took over the Cardinals in 1995 after future Hall of Fame manager Joe Torre was let go. (editor’s note: this is a guest post from baseball author David Malamut) Matheny was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 8th round of the 1991 draft out of the University of Michigan. He would come up through the Brewers system eventually making his major league debut April 7th, 1994 against the Oakland A’s. Who by the way were managed then by a Tony LaRussa. In all Matheny played in Milwaukee for 5 years hitting .231 in 445 games. Things started to go very well for him after the 1999 season when he was with Toronto hitting .215 in 57 games. He was released by the Blue Jays and signed by the Cardinals as a free agent. His career would take off after that, a...
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