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From Cardinals Insider
For baseball fans who want an in-depth look at what makes the St. Louis Cardinals a successful franchise, a new book called, “The Cardinals Way” traces the team’s legacy from its humble beginnings a century ago to the impressive postseason runs of this era.
Journalist Howard Megdal joined Chairman and CEO of the Cardinals, Bill DeWitt and Senior Vice President and General Manager, John Mozeliak for a panel discussion at Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar in Ballpark Village. Cardinals broadcaster, Dan McLaughlin moderated the panel.
For the book’s author Howard Megdal, what stands out about the Cardinals organization is the legacy of Bill DeWitt.
By Mike Baumann / MLB.com
“How can the defending World Series champions be turned over to a rookie manager?”
Here’s how: What the Cardinals were getting was much more than “a rookie manager.” They were getting an individual of real substance. Cards general manager John Mozeliak knew that, even if many other people didn’t.
What followed with Matheny at the helm have been three straight appearances in the National League Championship Series, two NL Central Division championships and one appearance in the World Series.
That looks a lot like success.
If you have any questions at all about what Matheny is all about, apart from being a success as a big league manager, the answers are contained in Matheny’s book, “The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager’s Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life” written with Jerry B. Jenkins.