Today, a former member of the St. Louis Cardinals is celebrating a birthday.
Skip Schumaker, who was a super utilityman on the team’s 2006 and 2011 World Series championship rosters and recently served as the bench coach, turns 43 years old today.
Schumaker came up to the Majors in 2005 and immediately became a fan favorite.
He was with the team until after the 2012 season, when he was ultimately traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He played the remainder of his career with the Cincinnati Reds.
On Twitter, Jim Hayes, the sideline reporter for Bally Sports Midwest, wished the former Cardinals a very happy birthday.
Happy Birthday Skip Schumaker. #STLCards pic.twitter.com/gtU1yQUxvM
— Jim Hayes (@TheCatOnBallyTV) February 3, 2023
Of course, Schumaker is now the manager of the Miami Marlins, but he was well loved in St. Louis.
He was a very popular teammate during his time in St. Louis and played a key role in the team’s success.
He even drew the start in center field for Game 6 of the 2011 World Series against the Texas Rangers and was on hand for David Freese‘s walk-off home run.
After the end of his playing career, he served as the bench coach for the San Diego Padres.
He became St. Louis’ bench coach after the team had dismissed former manager Mike Shildt and promoted Oliver Marmol from the bench coach role to the managerial position.
Now, the well-traveled MLB veteran will be at the helm for the Marlins.
Schumaker hit for a career .278 average and was a reliable bat off the bench for many years in St. Louis, able to play second base and all three outfield positions.NEXT: Lars Nootbaar Always Wanted To Represent Team Japan