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Cardinals' Mike Shildt named finalist for NL Manager of the Year

In his first full season at the helm, Shildt guided the Cardinals to the NL Central crown and got them four wins from playing in the World Series.
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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt watches a baseball team workout Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. The Braves will host the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of a National League Division Series on Thursday. (AP Photo/John Amis)

ST. LOUIS — Cardinals manager Mike Shildt is up for some postseason hardware after his first full season at the helm.

Shildt was named one of three finalists for the National League Manager of the Year Award on Monday.

The Brewers' Craig Counsell and the Braves' Brian Snitker were the other finalists for the honor.

In his first full season as St. Louis skipper, Shildt led the Cardinals to a 91-71 record, won the National League Central, got the franchise back into the playoffs for the first time since 2015 and brought the Cardinals within four wins of a World Series berth.

Shildt took over for Mike Matheny in the middle of 2018, and has a .571 winning percentage as manager.

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