Willie McGee joins Cardinals organization as special assistant

Willie McGee joins Cardinals organization as special assistant

12 Jul 1998: Outfielder Willie McGee #51 of the St. Louis Cardinals looks on during the game against the Houston Astros at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals defeated the Astros 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport

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by B.J. Rains / BaseballSTL

KMOV.com

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 6 at 12:20 PM

JUPITER, Fla. - Fan favorite Willie McGee is officially back as a member of the Cardinals organization.

McGee, who has served as a volunteer Spring Training instructor the past few years, has joined the Cardinals as a Special Assistant to the General Manager and will focus on the Minor Leagues. 

 

“We are pleased to announce Willie’s return to the Cardinals organization,” general manager John Mozeliak said in a statement. “Willie has a wealth of experience in the game and he is eager to pass on his observations and teachings.”

McGee will apparently serve as a roving instructor and will travel to spend time with the different Cardinals’ Minor League affiliates to work with the younger players in the system.

The 54-year-old McGee hit .295 during his 18-year big league career, which included 13 years as a Cardinal. He won two batting titles and the 1985 MVP Award. He retired from the Cardinals in 1999 after also winning three Gold Gloves and making four All-Star appearances. 

 

 

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