MIAMI, FL. – The Miami Marlins today announced the club has named Jared “Skip” Schumaker (SHOO-mocker) as the team’s Manager. Schumaker, a two-time World Series champion, served as Bench Coach for the St. Louis Cardinals this past season.
“After an extensive process, it is with great pride and excitement that we announce Skip Schumaker as Manager of the Miami Marlins as we welcome him, his wife, Lindsey, and children, Presley and Brody, to the Marlins family,” said Miami Marlins Chairman and Principal Owner Bruce Sherman. “Skip has a long list of distinguished accomplishments as both a player and a coach that showcase the remarkable individual he is as well as the high level of credibility and leadership he will bring to the dugout and the Marlins organization. He has an incredible passion and winning spirit that will set the course for the Marlins franchise.”
The native of Torrance, Calif., joined the Cardinals for the 2022 season following four seasons on the San Diego Padres’ coaching staff where he served as First Base Coach from 2018-19 and Associate Manager from 2020-21. The Padres snapped a 13-year playoff drought in 2020, reaching the National League Division Series in Schumaker’s first season as the club’s Associate Manager. Prior to his coaching career, he served as an assistant to Baseball Operations and Player Development for the Padres in 2016-17.
“As we continue to grow as an organization, we felt it was important to find an individual who had been a part of a winning culture,” said Marlins General Manager Kim Ng. “Having been a member of two championship teams, along with his reputation for tenacity and getting every ounce out of his ability, Skip will be a tremendous example to our players. His leadership style, teaching skills and attention to detail made him the clear choice as the club’s new manager.”
Schumaker concluded his 11-year career as a Major League player in 2015, appearing in a total of 1,149 games with the Cardinals (2005-12), Los Angeles Dodgers (2013), and Cincinnati Reds (2014-15). He is a two-time World Series champion (2006 and 2011) as a member of the Cardinals. He was a fifth-round selection by St. Louis in the 2001 MLB Draft out of the University of California-Santa Barbara and began his playing career as an outfielder before transitioning to second base in 2009.
“I’m very excited and grateful that Bruce, Kim, and the Marlins organization have given me an opportunity to manage a very talented team,” Schumaker said. “Delivering a winning, sustainable culture with the expectation of getting into the postseason is the next step for this organization and South Florida – and I can’t wait to get started.”
His individual accolades include the St. Louis BBWAA J. Roy Stockton/Bob Broeg Award for Outstanding Achievement in Baseball in 2009, the Cardinals’ Darryl Kile Good Guy Award in 2010, and the MLBPA Marvin Miller Man of Year Nominee in 2014 and 2015.
Miami Marlins Communications contributed to this column