MLB Managers Fired In 2021

Which MLB managers were fired in 2021? This list of MLB managers fired in 2021 shows that managing a professional sports team is never easy. MLB managers face many challenges week in, week out, whether its' injuries, bad beats, and supernatural performances from opposing teams. However, at a point, the buck must stop somewhere, and that somewhere is the head manager. Not every MLB manager is an All-Timer, and some of the coaches on this list might actually be among the worst MLB managers of all time. But, who are the best MLB head coaches fired this year? Which MLB managers got the axe too soon? Who deserves another spin around the MLB coaching carousel? 

Many would consider St. Louis Cardinals head coach Mike Shildt to be the best MLB manager fired in 2021, having won 56% of his games. Then there's New York Mets head coach Luis Rojas, a young upstart manager who has reportedly already been offered a job win the New York Yankees. Other MLB managers fired in 2021 include Jayce Tingler, who led the Padres to a winning record.

Vote up the MLB managers who deserve another shot on the sidelines, or the MLB manager you'd love to see your team hire.

  • Mike Shildt
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    13 votes

    Fired on October 14, 2021

    Record: 252–199 (.559) in three seasons

    Michael Timothy Shildt (born August 9, 1968) is an American former baseball manager. After serving as a scout and manager in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system, he began serving as the first base coach for the Cardinals in 2017 and was named the club's manager in 2018 after the dismissal of Mike Matheny. The 2019 Cardinals advanced to the National League Championship Series and he was named NL Manager of the Year. The 2020 and 2021 seasons both ended in losses at the National League Wild Card Game. Shildt was dismissed as Cardinals manager on October 14, 2021.
    • Teams Managed: St. Louis Cardinals
    • Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jayce Tingler
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    15 votes

    Jayce Tingler

    Fired on October 6, 2021

    Record: 116–106 (.523) in two seasons

    • Teams Managed: San Diego Padres
    • Birthplace: Smithville, Missouri
  • Luis Rojas
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    15 votes

    Luis Rojas

    Fired on October 4, 2021

    Record: 103–119 (.464) in two seasons

    Luis E. Rojas (born September 1, 1981) is a Dominican professional baseball coach and manager. After coaching for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB) in 2019, he managed the Mets from 2020 to 2021. Rojas joined the New York Yankees as a coach after the 2021 season. He is the son of Felipe Alou, a former MLB player and manager.
    • Teams Managed: New York Mets
    • Birthplace: Guanare, Venezuela