Oliver Marmol
Marmol with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2023.
St. Louis Cardinals – No. 37
Born: (1986-07-02) July 2, 1986 (age 37)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
MLB statistics
Managerial record173–173
Winning %.500
As manager

As coach

Oliver Jose Marmol (born July 2, 1986) is an American professional baseball manager of the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). As of the 2024 season, he is the youngest manager of an MLB team.[1]


Marmol attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida, and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 31st round of the 2004 MLB draft.[2] He did not sign with the Pirates and attended the College of Charleston, where he played college baseball for the College of Charleston Cougars. He batted .327 in three seasons with the Cougars,[3] and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2007 MLB draft. He played in the Cardinals organization for four seasons, batting .203 as a utility player for the Batavia Muckdogs of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League, the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Class A Midwest League, and the Palm Beach Cardinals of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League.[3][4]

In 2011, Marmol became the hitting coach of the Gulf Coast Cardinals of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League. The next season, he became manager of the Johnson City Cardinals of the Rookie-level Appalachian League,[3] and led the team to the postseason. In 2013, he managed the State College Spikes of the New York-Penn League.[5] He returned to State College in 2014 and won the league's championship.[6] In 2015, he was promoted to manage Palm Beach,[7] and he managed Palm Beach for the 2016 season as well.[8]

The Cardinals named Marmol their first base coach before the 2017 season.[9] Before the 2019 season, the Cardinals shifted Marmol to bench coach.[10] On October 25, 2021, he was promoted to manager of the Cardinals.[11]

In 2022, at 35 years of age, he was the youngest manager in Major League Baseball, five years younger than the next youngest manager, Rocco Baldelli.[12] Before the 2024 regular season began, Marmol and the Cardinals agreed to a two-year contract extension.[13]

Managerial record

Marmol with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018.
As of games played on April 21, 2024
Team Year Regular season Postseason
Games Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
STL 2022 162 93 69 .574 1st in NL Central 0 2 .000 Lost NLWCS (PHI)
STL 2023 162 71 91 .438 5th in NL Central
STL 2024 21 9 13 .409
Total 344 173 173 .500 0 2 .000

Personal life

Marmol is a Christian.[14] Marmol is married to Amber Marmol[14] and they have one daughter together.[15] Marmol has two brothers who are both pastors.[14] He and his wife have taken short-term missions to orphanages in Guatemala and Nicaragua.[4]


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  2. ^ "Oliver Marmol destined to be Major League manager". Mlb.com. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Oliver Marmol Named New Manager". MiLB.com. November 22, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Langosch, Jenifer (December 15, 2014). "Marmol finds calling bringing game to foreign land | St. Louis Cardinals". Mlb.com. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
  5. ^ "Oliver Marmol to manage 2013 Spikes | Spikes". Milb.com. January 4, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
  6. ^ "Oliver Marmol named Palm Beach's new Manager". MiLB.com. December 12, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
  7. ^ "Oliver Marmol named Palm Beach's new Manager | Cardinals". Milb.com. December 12, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  8. ^ Terry, Justin (January 13, 2016). "St. Louis Cardinals Announce Minor League Staff". MiLB.com. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
  9. ^ "Cardinals, Matheny agree to 3-year extension". ESPN.com. November 3, 2016.
  10. ^ "Cards hire Albert, Clapp for coaching staff". ESPN.com. October 29, 2018.
  11. ^ "Cardinals name Oliver Marmol new manager; 35-year-old becomes youngest MLB skipper". cbssports.com. October 25, 2021.
  12. ^ "2022 Major League Baseball Managers". Baseball-Reference.com.
  13. ^ "Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol earns 2-year extension". ESPN.com. Associated Press. March 15, 2024. Retrieved March 16, 2024.
  14. ^ a b c Claybourn, Cole (October 25, 2021). "Oliver Marmol named manager of St. Louis Cardinals, organization he joined years ago after trusting God". Sports Spectrum. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
  15. ^ "Oliver Marmol". Twitter. Retrieved October 26, 2021.