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Mike Shildt Wins 2019 NL Manager of Year Award over Craig Counsell, More

St. Louis Cardinals skipper Mike Shildt won the National League's Manager of the Year award after guiding the Redbirds to an NL Central title.

Shildt is the first manager of the year to have never played professionally (major leagues or minor leagues), per Tom Verducci on the MLB Network award ceremony broadcast.

The Baseball Writers' Association of America announced that Shildt, Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker and Milwaukee Brewers skipper Craig Counsell were the three finalists for the award on Wednesday, November 6.