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Cardinals Add Willie McGee to Staff

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St. Louis Cardinals legends Lou Brock (L) and Bob Gibson (C) joke with Willie McGee in the dugout prior to the start of their spring training game 15 March 1999, against the Atlanta Braves at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. (ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)

St. Louis Cardinals legends Lou Brock (L) and Bob Gibson (C) joke with Willie McGee in the dugout prior to the start of their spring training game 15 March 1999, against the Atlanta Braves at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. (ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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JUPITER, Fla. (KMOX) – One of the most popular St. Louis Cardinals of the 1980’s is returning to the fold.

The St. Louis Cardinals have hired former great Willie McGee as a special assistant to General Manager John Mozeliak focusing on the minor leagues.

The 54-year-old had been hanging out at the Cardinals spring training camp serving as an instructor.

McGee is in the franchise top 10 in games played, triples, stolen bases and pinch hits and was a career .295 hitter over 18 seasons.

McGee was a member of the 1982 World Series championship team and was National League MVP in 1985 with a league-leading .353 average for a pennant-winning team. His batting average from 1985 and 216 hits are franchise bests for switch hitters.
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