Joe Girardi
American baseball player, coach, manager
Joe Girardi
Joseph Elliott Girardi is a former Major League Baseball catcher and current manager of the New York Yankees. From 1989–2003, Girardi played for the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals. In 2006, he was the manager of the Florida Marlins and named National League Manager of the Year.
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Yankees Pitchers Get Reacquainted With Balls in Play
NYTimes - about 1 hour
After the team’s pitchers committed 19 errors last season, the second-worst mark in the American League, Manager Joe Girardi had them working to hone their fielding skills.
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Mets Pitcher, Who Starred In Anti-Domestic Violence Ads, Charged With Domestic Violence
Huffington Post - 4 months
Jeurys Familia, an All-Star closing pitcher for the New York Mets who recently appeared in an ad campaign against domestic violence, was arrested for domestic violence on Monday, the Bergen Record reports.  Fort Lee, New Jersey, police accused Familia, identified as Jeurys F. Mojica, of causing “bodily injury to another,” according to a complaint posted Tuesday by The Record. The victim, whose name is redacted from the complaint, had “visible injuries, specifically a scratch to the chest and bruise to the right cheek.” Familia, 27, was arrested after an officer who responded to the incident “found probable cause to believe domestic violence had occurred,” the complaint states. The athlete was charged with simple assault, and bail was set at $1,500.  In a statement to The Record, the Mets said, “The matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation.” Familia was among a number of athletes who recently starred in an ad campaign sponsored by the Nationa ...
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Girardi said he walked out on media over bullpen question
Fox News - 5 months
TORONTO (AP) New York manager Joe Girardi said he walked out of Friday's post-game media session because he was upset by questions about his bullpen usage, not because the slumping Yankees lost ground in the AL wild card race and were eliminated from the AL East.
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Kid Stuff: Austin's Homer Gives Young Yanks 5th Straight Win
NYTimes - 5 months
Tyler Austin wasn't sure if Yankees manager Joe Girardi would let him face a right-hander in the ninth inning.
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Mitchell, Severino Pitch Yanks Past Blue Jays 2-0 for Sweep
NYTimes - 6 months
The way manager Joe Girardi described it, for weeks Bryan Mitchell was throwing from a chair with his injured foot elevated just to keep his arm in shape down in lonely Florida.
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Yankees Weather Rain, Royals Comeback for 5-4 Win in 10
NYTimes - 6 months
Yankees manager Joe Girardi knew he was putting young Chasen Shreve, just recalled from the minor leagues earlier in the day, into just about the most difficult spot possible.
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Yanks draft Mariano Rivera's son
ABC News - 6 months
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hold on, New York. Another Mariano Rivera may one day be wearing pinstripes. With the 872nd pick in the baseball draft on Saturday, the New York Yankees drafted Mariano Rivera III, the son of the legendary reliever, whose fastball has already been clocked in the low 90s. The younger Rivera is a sophomore at Iona College, so it'll be a while before he could be toeing the same mound where his dad established himself as the most productive relief pitcher in major league history. He may not even sign, of course. Nevertheless, Yankees manager Joe Girardi is always happy to hear Yankees and Rivera mentioned in the same breath. "I know he comes from good bloodlines," Girardi said. While chatting with Mariano River in New York this week, the subject of the son came up. "I asked him the other day for a scouting report," Girardi said. "Mo wasn't sure if he got drafted what he would do. But I think it's neat that he was drafted by the... ...
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Yankees Manager Joe Girardi and pitcher CC Sabathia attend Rams training camp practice
LATimes - 6 months
Rams tailback Todd Gurley almost didn’t believe his eyes. “I did see CC,” Gurley said in a tone of disbelief after practice Thursday. “I knew I wasn’t tripping. I swear I was like ‘Man, that is CC’ and everybody looked at me like I was crazy.” Manager Joe Girardi, pitcher CC Sabathia and a few...
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Weeping Joe Girardi shaken by Alex Rodriguez's exit
Fox News - 6 months
NEW YORK (AP) Joe Girardi was weeping, his voice cracking.
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Joe Girardi admits it is 'strange' not having A-Rod around - New York Daily News
Google News - 6 months
New York Daily News Joe Girardi admits it is 'strange' not having A-Rod around New York Daily News Alex Rodriguez is officially done as a player as Yankees release the DH on Saturday. (Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images). BY Anthony Mccarron. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 2:46 PM. The day A-fter was "strange," Joe Girardi ... Austin, Judge homer in 1st big league at-bats as Yanks winWashington Post Alex Rodriguez ends Yankees career with 1-for-4 night, Bronx ceremonyESPN Alex Rodriguez's Yankees career comes to an emotional endEntertainment Weekly -Bleacher Report -Omaha World-Herald -Yahoo Sports all 498 news articles »
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Are the Yankees Misusing Their Dominant Bullpen?
Wall Street Journal - 7 months
The Yankees’ success or failure over the next two weeks will go a long way to determining the future of their dominant bullpen. And that success or failure could hinge on manager Joe Girardi employing it in new ways.
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Yankees 2, White Sox 1: Yankees’ Bullpen Works Like Clockwork in Win Over White Sox
NYTimes - 9 months
For the first time this season, Manager Joe Girardi deployed his top three relievers to close out a game.
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Yankees' Aroldis Chapman Vows to Resist a Potential Ban - New York Times
Google News - about 1 year
New York Times Yankees' Aroldis Chapman Vows to Resist a Potential Ban New York Times TAMPA, Fla. — Aroldis Chapman, sweat beading on his forehead after an early morning workout on Thursday, stood at his locker in the Yankees' clubhouse with his muscular, tattooed arms folded. Aroldis Chapman doesn't argue with police report, prepares to appeal any suspensionESPN Yankees manager Joe Girardi not in a rage over Alex Rodriguez's ageNew York Daily News Yankees might not be finished adding to their Yahoo Sports -Wall Street Journal -USA TODAY all 258 news articles »
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Joe Girardi Opts for Aroldis Chapman Over Andrew Miller as the Yankees’ Closer
NYTimes - about 1 year
Girardi, the Yankees’ manager, in an interview on the team’s YES Network, said Chapman would assume the role ahead of Miller, who performed superbly last year in his first season as a closer.
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Separated at Birth: Football Coach Tom Parr, Football Founder Walter Camp
Huffington Post Sports - almost 2 years
NFL drafts come and go. Football legends remain. When Tom Parr, longtime football coach of Hopkins, one of the oldest prep schools in the country, retires on June 14, the ghost of Walter Camp, father of the modern game of football, will hover nearby in New Haven, Conn. Camp, a graduate of Hopkins, which was founded in 1660, later studied at Yale, where he not only captained and coached the Elis starting in the late 1870s, he essentially invented football as we know it today. He devised the line of scrimmage, which revolutionized the sport from its origins as a rugby scrum. He introduced the down system, the number of players on each side of the line of scrimmage, the idea of penalties, the quarterback position, and of course the concept of the gridiron itself. Parr, who coached at Hopkins for thirty-three seasons, may not have invented the game, but he turned around a program that was accustomed to losing, and he made it a perennial power in the Fairchester League. ...
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Alex Rodriguez bats third in Yankees' lineup even as Carlos Beltran returns from ... - New York Daily News
Google News - almost 2 years
New York Daily News Alex Rodriguez bats third in Yankees' lineup even as Carlos Beltran returns from ... New York Daily News DETROIT — With Carlos Beltran sidelined with an illness over the weekend, Alex Rodriguez hit in the No. 3 spot in the Yankees' lineup. The move was temporary, Joe Girardi said. “If Carlos was playing today,” the manager said before Saturday's game, ... When Will Alex Rodriguez's Power Bill Come Due?Wall Street Journal Alex Rodriguez keeps Yankees afloatThe Detroit News Alex Rodriguez 'having the time of (his) life'USA TODAY SB Nation -Newsday all 43 news articles »
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joe Girardi
  • 2016
    Age 51
    On May 21, 2016, Girardi managed his 1,500th game.
    More Details Hide Details Girardi and his wife Kim live in Purchase, New York, and have three children. Girardi is of Italian descent and is a devout Christian. While driving home after winning the 2009 World Series, Girardi stopped to help a car crash victim on a dangerous blind curve of the Cross County Parkway in Eastchester, New York. Police said Girardi put his own life at risk while trying to help the driver who had just crashed into a wall. The driver said she had no idea who Girardi was until the responding officers identified him. The next day, Girardi said, "I think the most important thing is that, obviously, there's a lot of joy in what we do, but we can't forget to be human beings when we help others out."
  • 2013
    Age 48
    On October 10, 2013, Girardi signed a four-year deal worth $16 million to remain as manager of the New York Yankees.
    More Details Hide Details In 2014, the Yankees finished 84-78, (2nd place in AL East) and did not qualify for the postseason for the second straight year. In 2015, a year the Yankees had low expectations, but finished the year 87-75, (2nd place again in AL East), clinching the top wild card spot which marks the team's first playoff appearance since 2012, but losing to the Houston Astros in the 2015 American League Wild Card Game.
    Girardi's 2013 season was marred by numerous player injuries and controversies, resulting in the Yankees finishing 85-77 (tied 3rd in AL East) and missing the postseason for only the second time after five years.
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  • 2012
    Age 47
    On October 6, 2012, during the 2012 ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles, Girardi's father Jerry Girardi died at the age of 81.
    More Details Hide Details He had been battling Alzheimer's disease and spent the past several years in an assisted care facility. His mother had died from cancer while Joe was a student athlete at Northwestern University.
    On June 15, 2012, Girardi won his 500th game as a manager.
    More Details Hide Details Eventually, the Yankees reached the playoffs and defeated the Baltimore Orioles 3–2 in the first round but were swept by the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 ALCS on October 18, 2012.
  • 2010
    Age 45
    Following the 2010 season, Girardi and the Yankees agreed to a three-year deal to keep him as the Yankees' manager. Some predicted that the 2011 Yankees would finish behind the Boston Red Sox due to Boston's high-profile free agency moves and the Yankees lack of action.
    More Details Hide Details The Yankees season was plagued by injuries that caused disabled list stints for several key players. Despite the setbacks, Girardi managed to lead the team to the AL East title. Rob Parker of ESPN commended Girardi's performance and felt his efforts were deserving of American League Manager of the Year, but felt he would not get the award due to the Yankees high payroll and what Parker alleges is an anti-Yankee bias. The Yankees were defeated by the Detroit Tigers 3–2 in the divisional round.
    Before the 2010 season, Girardi changed his number to 28.
    More Details Hide Details Newly acquired center-fielder Curtis Granderson had worn 28, but agreed to change his number to 14.
  • 2009
    Age 44
    In 2009, his second year as manager, the Yankees were a much improved team.
    More Details Hide Details He led the Yankees to their 40th AL pennant and their 27th World Series title (defeating the Philadelphia Phillies), his first World Series title as manager and the Yankees' first since 2000.
    Girardi participated in the next Old Timer's Day on July 19, 2009, the first in the new Yankee Stadium, as well as every one since then.
    More Details Hide Details Girardi's first year as a Yankees manager was unsuccessful as the team was eliminated from postseason contention for the first time since 1993, finishing 2008 with a 89–73 record, 3rd in the AL East.
  • 2008
    Age 43
    On August 2, 2008, Girardi participated in his first Old Timer's Day, the last such game played at the original Yankee Stadium.
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  • 2007
    Age 42
    On October 29, 2007, Girardi was reported to be the Yankees' choice and the next day he signed a three-year contract, reportedly worth about $7.5 million.
    More Details Hide Details Girardi chose to wear number 27 to signify his wish to lead the Yankees to their 27th world championship. Girardi is a health enthusiast and has a ban on sweets such as ice cream and soda in the clubhouse.
    When the Yankees' managerial position became vacant after the 2007 season, the Yankees interviewed Girardi, Tony Peña, and Don Mattingly.
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    In June 2007, after the Baltimore Orioles fired manager Sam Perlozzo, Girardi interviewed for and was offered the job but turned it down.
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  • 2006
    Age 41
    Despite Girardi's firing, he was rewarded for his achievements with the Marlins in 2006 with the National League Manager of the Year Award and Sporting News Manager of the Year Award for the National League.
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    Girardi was thought to be among the leading candidates to replace New York Yankees manager Joe Torre after they lost in the 2006 American League Division Series, but Torre remained with the team.
    More Details Hide Details Girardi was also a candidate for the Cubs' manager position, to succeed Dusty Baker; he interviewed for the job just days after leaving the Marlins. With his playing experience in Chicago, he was considered a front-runner for the position. However, the Cubs chose to go with veteran manager Lou Piniella. Girardi took himself out of the running for the Washington Nationals' managerial job shortly thereafter and returned to the broadcast booth for the YES Network in 2007. He said taking another managerial job would have meant a third move in as many years for his family.
    On October 3, 2006, the Marlins announced that they had fired Girardi, despite him winning 2006 Manager of the Year.
    More Details Hide Details Girardi said only that he appreciated the opportunity to manage the club.
  • 2005
    Age 40
    After the 2005 regular season, Girardi was named the manager of the Marlins, replacing departed manager Jack McKeon.
    More Details Hide Details His first notable action as manager was to prohibit facial hair, a policy similar to that of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Girardi managed the team to a 78–84 record and a wild-card contention even though the team had the lowest payroll in Major League Baseball. At $15 million, the Marlins' 2006 payroll was lower than the salaries of several MLB players. However, Girardi was nearly fired in early August when he got into an argument with Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria during a game. According to witnesses and video footage, the Marlins owner was heckling home plate umpire Larry Vanover. When the umpire warned Girardi about the harassment, Girardi and his bench coach Gary Tuck then turned to Loria and told him to stop. Loria had to be talked out of firing Girardi immediately after the game.
    Girardi remained the host of Kids on Deck in 2005, having shot his shows before spring training.
    More Details Hide Details During games, YES promoted Kids on Deck by showing Girardi sitting in the dugout during breaks in the game. Girardi worked games three, four and five of the 2006 World Series for Fox as part of the network's pregame and postgame team, along with host Jeanne Zelasko and regular analyst Kevin Kennedy. After fielding managerial offers for the 2007 season, Girardi instead came to terms with the YES network to return to the broadcast booth for 60-plus games as a Yankees analyst and co-host a new show on the network, Behind The Plate, with John Flaherty, also a former Yankee catcher. Girardi also served as color commentator for the No.2 booth (usually with Thom Brennaman) on Major League Baseball on Fox.
    He hosted the youth-oriented Yankees on Deck, received good reviews and was offered a larger role on 2005 Yankee broadcasts.
    More Details Hide Details But he rejected that offer, as well as an offer by Florida Marlins to become the bench coach with a guarantee to become the team's manager in 2006, although he subsequently got that job. Instead, he became the Yankees' bench coach. He managed a game during a Joe Torre suspension, a loss to the Kansas City Royals.
  • 2004
    Age 39
    After a spring training stint with the Yankees in 2004, Girardi retired and became a commentator for the YES Network.
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  • 2003
    Age 38
    In 2003, Girardi played for the Cardinals.
    More Details Hide Details He only appeared in 16 games with a .130 average and an RBI. Girardi retired from playing after the season was over.
  • 2002
    Age 37
    Overall, during 2002, Girardi batted .226 with a home run and 26 RBI in 90 games played.
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    On June 22, 2002, St. Louis Cardinals player Darryl Kile was found dead in his hotel room prior to a nationally televised game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
    More Details Hide Details Minutes after the game's scheduled start time, a tearful Girardi announced to the crowd that the game was canceled by Commissioner of Baseball Bud Selig "because of a tragedy in the Cardinal family", without mentioning Kile's death.
  • 2001
    Age 36
    In 2001, he played in 78 games batting .253 with 3 home runs and 25 RBI.
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  • 2000
    Age 35
    In 2000, Girardi left the Yankees and returned to the Cubs, where he was named to that year's All-Star team, his first and only All-Star appearance as a player. (He was manager of the 2010 American League All-Star team.) During the 2000 season, Girardi played in 106 games batting .278 with 6 home runs and 40 RBI.
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  • 1999
    Age 34
    During the World Series-winning 1999 season, Girardi played in 65 games batting .239 with 2 home runs and 27 RBI.
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    On July 18, 1999, Girardi caught David Cone's perfect game.
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  • 1998
    Age 33
    During the World Series-winning 1998 season, he played in 78 games batting .276 with 3 home runs and 31 RBI.
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  • 1997
    Age 32
    In 1997, Girardi played in 112 games batting .264 with a home run and 50 RBI.
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  • 1996
    Age 31
    In Game 6 of the 1996 World Series, Girardi hit an RBI triple off of Greg Maddux that eventually led the Yankees winning the World Series for the first time since 1978. When the Yankees made 25-year-old prospect Jorge Posada his backup, Girardi became his mentor. The two catchers split time for the Yankees through 1999.
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    Girardi played in 124 games during the 1996 season, batting .294 with 2 home runs and 45 RBI.
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    On May 14, 1996, Girardi caught Dwight Gooden's no-hitter.
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  • 1995
    Age 30
    Girardi was traded in 1995 to the New York Yankees for pitcher Mike DeJean.
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    In 1995, he played in 125 games batting .262 with a career-high 8 home runs and 55 RBI.
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  • 1994
    Age 29
    In 1994, he played in 93 games batting .276 with four triples, four home runs, and 34 RBI.
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  • 1993
    Age 28
    During his first year with the Rockies in 1993, he played in 86 games batting .290 with five triples, three home runs, and 31 RBI.
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  • 1992
    Age 27
    The Cubs left Girardi unprotected in the 1992 expansion draft and the Colorado Rockies chose him.
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    In 1992, he played in 91 games, batting .270 with a home run and 12 RBI.
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  • 1991
    Age 26
    In 1991, he played in only 21 games, batting .191 with 6 RBI.
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  • 1990
    Age 25
    In 1990, he played in 133 games, batting .270 with a home run and 38 RBI.
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  • 1989
    Age 24
    Girardi made his Major League debut for the Cubs on April 4, 1989.
    More Details Hide Details During his rookie year with the Cubs, Girardi batted .248 with a home run and 14 RBI in 59 games played.
    In 1989, he also played for the Águilas del Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League.
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  • 1986
    Age 21
    The Chicago Cubs drafted Girardi in the fifth round of the 1986 Major League Baseball draft.
    More Details Hide Details He spent four seasons in the Cubs minor leagues system before making his major league debut. In, Girardi batted .309 in 68 games with the Peoria Chiefs of the Midwest League.
  • 1964
    Born on October 14, 1964.
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