Wednesday marks a big day for a former member of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Former outfielder Jon Jay, who’s now the Miami Marlins’ first baseman coach beneath new supervisor Skip Schumaker, spent the primary six seasons of his profession in St. Louis.
The veteran outfielder broke into the main leagues in 2010 and was the on a regular basis middle fielder for the Playing cards’ 2011 World Collection championship staff.
He was traded to the San Diego Padres after the 2015 season and spent the 2016 season with the staff.
He additionally had transient stints with the Chicago Cubs, Kansas Metropolis Royals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels.
On Twitter, Bally Sports activities Midwest’s Jim Hayes wished Jay a cheerful birthday.
—Jim Hayes (@TheCatOnBallyTV) March 15, 2023
Jay turns 38 on Wednesday.
The versatile outfielder had a profession WAR of 12.7 and batted for a profession common of .283.
He additionally hit 37 homers.
Jay was a fan favourite in St. Louis and was extremely revered by his teammates.
He, Allen Craig, David Freese and Daniel Desc additionally fashioned the “Memphis Mafia” in 2009.
Collectively they received a championship with the Memphis Redbirds beneath Mike Shildt, who’s now the San Diego Padres’ third baseman coach.
The 4 had been all set for the 2011 championship chase and helped information the Cardinals to a few consecutive playoff appearances, together with one other World Collection in 2013, although St. Louis misplaced that sequence.
Nonetheless, Jay was considered one of many under-the-radar gamers who was extremely regarded in St. Louis by followers, gamers, coaches, and members of the media.
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