Mike Jorgensen

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Michael Jorgensen

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Biographical Information[edit]

Gold Glover Mike Jorgensen is the only major league baseball player born on the date of Babe Ruth's death, (August 16, 1948). He missed some playing time during the 1972 season with the Montréal Expos while he was performing his military service duties with a National Guard unit.

Jorgensen served as interim manager for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1995, following the dismissal of Joe Torre. He finished the season 42-54 and returned to his duties as farm director in 1996.

  • 1992-2001 Farm Director St. Louis Cardinals
  • 2008 Special Assistant to the GM, St. Louis Cardinals
  • 2011 Pro scout St. Louis Cardinals

Notable Achievements[edit]

Preceded by
Joe Torre
St. Louis Cardinals Manager
Succeeded by
Tony LaRussa

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1986 St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League 36-24 1st St. Louis Cardinals League Champs replaced Marty Mason (2-0) on June 30
1987 Louisville Redbirds American Association 78-62 2nd St. Louis Cardinals Lost in 1st round
1988 Louisville Redbirds American Association 63-79 4th St. Louis Cardinals
1989 Louisville Redbirds American Association 71-74 4th St. Louis Cardinals
1995 St. Louis Cardinals National League 42-54 4th St. Louis Cardinals replaced Joe Torre (20-27) on June 16

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