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"The Matheny Seven"

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Prior to Mike Matheny, seven previous St. Louis Cardinals managers lacked major league coaching and minor league managerial experience. We look into the background and results of each.

Mike Matheny is the first manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 60 years to lack two important line items on his resume. The ex-catcher has neither been a major league coach nor a minor league manager. In the first installment of this series, we looked at the 21 managers to precede Matheny in the job over the last century. This time, we drill down into the seven who lacked that same experience...

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