Shildt wins NL Manager of the Year days after mom’s death

FILE - In this May 11, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli looks up during the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Minneapolis. Baldelli has narrowly beaten out Aaron Boone of the New York Yankees to win AL Manager of the Year. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt pauses in the dugout during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Shildt has edged out Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers to win NL Manager of the Year. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

NEW YORK — Mike Shildt began his life in baseball at his mom’s side, tagging along with her to work at a Double-A ballpark and picking up odd jobs around the clubhouse.