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Cardinals bring back McGee to work with minor leaguers

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Longtime St. Louis Cardinals fan favorite Willie McGee is rejoining the team as a special assistant to general manager John Mozeliak.

"Willie has a wealth of experience in the game, and he is eager to pass on his observations and teachings," said Mozeliak in a statement. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said McGee's primary duties will involve working with minor leaguers.

McGee spent 13 of his 18 years with the Cardinals, winning two batting titles and three Gold Glove awards. He was the National League MVP in 1985 with a league-leading .353 batting mark, helping the Cardinals to an N.L. Championship.

McGee ranks among the Cardinals top-10 career leaders in games played (1,661), triples (83), stolen bases (301), and pinch-hits (59).

The switch-hitting outfielder compiled a .295 batting mark with 79 home runs, 856 RBI and 352 stolen bases in 2,201 games played.
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