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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Joe Girardi Joins MLB Network as an Analyst
NYTimes - 15 days
About three months after being fired by the Yankees, Girardi has a new gig. Just don’t expect sharp critiques of his former team.
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Biggest decisions facing new Yankees manager Aaron Boone -
Google News - 3 months Biggest decisions facing new Yankees manager Aaron Boone So now we know: Aaron Boone will be quitting his ESPN Sunday Night Baseball analyst gig to take Joe Girardi's old job as Yankees manager. The news broke Friday night about 12 hours after Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced that the first ... Aaron Boone was born into the gameNew York Post Joe Girardi could be Aaron Boone's replacement in 'Sunday Night Baseball' boothNew York Daily News Aaron Boone to be Yankees' managerSFGate -Washington Post -Yahoo Sports -Kansas City Star all 232 news articles »
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Baseball Wants Kinder, Gentler Managers
Wall Street Journal - 3 months
The days of the gruff dugout boss may be over. Dusty Baker, John Farrell and Joe Girardi got tossed aside as teams seek younger leaders willing to collaborate with front offices
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Yankees Ask Sabathia to Beat the Indians and Keep the Season Alive
NYTimes - 5 months
When Manager Joe Girardi chose Sabathia, 37 and possibly at the end of his Yankees career, to start Game 5, other members of the team heartily endorsed the decision.
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Joe Girardi says he 'screwed up' by not challenging HBP call - ESPN
Google News - 5 months
ESPN Joe Girardi says he 'screwed up' by not challenging HBP call ESPN A day after saying he didn't have time to see a replay of the hit batsman that turned Friday's game, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi took the blame for not challenging the call. "I screwed up," Girardi said in a news conference Saturday. "It's hard. Yankees' Joe Girardi on non-challenge in Game 2: 'I messed up' Chapman apologizes for 'accidentally liking' Instagram post calling for Joe Girardi's The Indians are making opponents pay for mistakes big and small -- Bud Chicago Tribune -Washington Post -Sporting News -New York Times all 303 news articles »
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Young fan taken from Yankees game to hospital after being hit by ball
ABC News - 5 months
A young fan at the? New York Yankees game was hit by a foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier on Wednesday. The girl is a toddler and was hit on the face, a source told ESPN's Andrew Marchand. She was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. She was attending the game with her grandparents. The game was delayed about 5 minutes while she received medical attention. Players including Frazier were visibly distraught as they watched the scene. Matt Holliday wiped away tears. The Yankees issued a statement: "The child who was struck with a batted ball today was given first aid at the ballpark and is receiving medical attention at an area hospital. The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPAA, prevents the team from giving more information. We will have no further comment at this time." After the game, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he didn't have a clear view of what happened, but everyone in.....
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Yankees 3, Rays 2: Yankees Say Goodbye to Citi Field With Another Victory
NYTimes - 5 months
On a day when Manager Joe Girardi seemed to irritate some of his pitchers, his club did just enough to edge the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2.
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Girardi angers two of his own pitchers in weird Yankees win - New York Post
Google News - 5 months
New York Post Girardi angers two of his own pitchers in weird Yankees win New York Post Jaime Garcia has never played in a market this size. Nor has he been part of a team that houses as deep and talented a bullpen as the Yankees. Had Garcia done both before he might have better understood why Joe Girardi took the ball from him in the ... Yankees have the right formula to beat the Indians in OctoberESPN (blog) Why Yankees' Joe Girardi is OK with Jaime Garcia screaming his way to dugout after early Rays head home, face formidable challenge: make playoff run (blog) Newsday -Asbury Park Press -Albany Times Union -Yahoo Sports all 88 news articles »
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Indians 2, Yankees 1: After Losing Two Games, Yankees Have 30 Left to Hold Their Spot
NYTimes - 6 months
Pitching was sporadic and hitting was almost nonexistent in a sweep against the Indians. Manager Joe Girardi says a series against Boston is critical.
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Rain Leaves Yankees With Doubleheader Before Key Boston Series
NYTimes - 6 months
Manager Joe Girardi says he is not thrilled by the prospect of a draining doubleheader before the start of a series against the Red Sox.
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Girardi calls out sloppy Gary Sanchez as Yankees drop 4th straight - New York Post
Google News - 7 months
New York Post Girardi calls out sloppy Gary Sanchez as Yankees drop 4th straight New York Post CLEVELAND — Joe Girardi's message to Gary Sanchez couldn't have been any clearer if he were standing next to the struggling catcher. “He needs to improve, bottom line he needs to improve,'' Girardi said of Sanchez's defense following a 7-2 loss Friday ... Gary Sanchez rightfully gets earful from Joe Girardi as catching troubles continue against IndiansNew York Daily News Bauer leads Indians to 7-2 win, Yankees' 4th straight loss (Aug 04, 2017) Yankees' losing streak goes to 4 with Indians' drubbing | Rapid Newsday -Allentown Morning Call all 302 news articles »
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Yankees Hope to Have Holliday and Castro Back Next Weekend
NYTimes - 8 months
Manager Joe Girardi is hoping Matt Holliday, who has viral illness, and Starlin Castro, who has a hamstring injury, will be available against the Red Sox.
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Dustin Fowler says injury will make first Yankees at-bat even more special - ESPN
Google News - 8 months
ESPN Dustin Fowler says injury will make first Yankees at-bat even more special ESPN HOUSTON -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi was relieved that it appears rookie Dustin Fowler's ruptured patellar tendon is not career-ending. The timetable for Fowler to return is sixth months, Girardi said Friday, but it could have been worse. Yankees' Fowler to leave hospital day after knee Dustin Fowler, hours after horrific injury: How I'll fight backNew York Post Baseball notes: Yankees rookie has knee Chicago Tribune -New York Daily News -Los Angeles Times -Newsday all 211 news articles »
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Yankees shut down Jacoby Ellsbury due to headaches
ABC News - 9 months
The New York Yankees have shut down Jacoby Ellsbury after the outfielder, who is on the concussion disabled list, recently began experiencing headaches again. Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters Saturday that Ellsbury will visit with a neurologist when the team returns to New York next week. Ellsbury has been sidelined since suffering a concussion on May 24, when he banged into the center-field wall at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees had planned for Ellsbury to take batting practice Friday, but instead opted to shut him down.
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Yankee Stadium Plays 'God Save The Queen' To Honor Manchester Attack Victims
Huffington Post - 9 months
The New York Yankees honored the victims of the recent deadly terrorist attack in Manchester by playing the U.K.’s national anthem at the start of Tuesday’s game. Players, officials and fans stood as “God Save The Queen” echoed throughout Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, paying tribute to the 22 people killed and at least 59 others injured in the worst terrorist attack in the U.K. in over a decade. The venue’s jumbo video screens displayed “Our thoughts and prayers to the victims in Manchester” alongside images of the U.K. flag and memorial candles during the tribute. “The Star-Spangled Banner” followed the U.K.’s anthem before the first pitch was thrown out for the game versus the Kansas City Royals. Prior to 1st pitch, @Yankees & Royals hold a moment of silence & play "God Save the Queen" to honor the victims of the Manchester tragedy. — YES Network (@YESNetwork) May 23, 2017 “I think you always think about i...
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Rays 5, Yankees 4: Joe Girardi Preaches About Family. On Friday, He Practiced It.
NYTimes - 9 months
Girardi, the Yankees’ manager, missed a game against the Rays to attend the high school graduation of his oldest daughter in South Florida.
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Off to a Soaring Start, the Yankees Aren’t Looking Down
NYTimes - 10 months
The Yankees have the best record in the majors and are getting career-best performances up and down the roster. Can they sustain it? “I feel like we can play this way,” Joe Girardi said.
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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.
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  • 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.
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    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.
  • 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.
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    On June 15, 2012, Girardi won his 500th game as a manager.
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  • 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.
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    Before the 2010 season, Girardi changed his number to 28.
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  • 2009
    Age 44
    In 2009, his second year as manager, the Yankees were a much improved team.
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    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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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    When the Yankees' managerial position became vacant after the 2007 season, the Yankees interviewed Girardi, Tony Peña, and Don Mattingly.
    In June 2007, after the Baltimore Orioles fired manager Sam Perlozzo, Girardi interviewed for and was offered the job but turned it down.
  • 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.
    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.
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    On October 3, 2006, the Marlins announced that they had fired Girardi, despite him winning 2006 Manager of the Year.
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  • 2005
    Age 40
    After the 2005 regular season, Girardi was named the manager of the Marlins, replacing departed manager Jack McKeon.
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    Girardi remained the host of Kids on Deck in 2005, having shot his shows before spring training.
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    He hosted the youth-oriented Yankees on Deck, received good reviews and was offered a larger role on 2005 Yankee broadcasts.
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  • 2004
    Age 39
    After a spring training stint with the Yankees in 2004, Girardi retired and became a commentator for the YES Network.
  • 2003
    Age 38
    In 2003, Girardi played for the Cardinals.
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  • 2002
    Age 37
    Overall, during 2002, Girardi batted .226 with a home run and 26 RBI in 90 games played.
    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.
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  • 2001
    Age 36
    In 2001, he played in 78 games batting .253 with 3 home runs and 25 RBI.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    Age 34
    During the World Series-winning 1999 season, Girardi played in 65 games batting .239 with 2 home runs and 27 RBI.
    On July 18, 1999, Girardi caught David Cone's perfect game.
  • 1998
    Age 33
    During the World Series-winning 1998 season, he played in 78 games batting .276 with 3 home runs and 31 RBI.
  • 1997
    Age 32
    In 1997, Girardi played in 112 games batting .264 with a home run and 50 RBI.
  • 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.
    Girardi played in 124 games during the 1996 season, batting .294 with 2 home runs and 45 RBI.
    On May 14, 1996, Girardi caught Dwight Gooden's no-hitter.
  • 1995
    Age 30
    Girardi was traded in 1995 to the New York Yankees for pitcher Mike DeJean.
    In 1995, he played in 125 games batting .262 with a career-high 8 home runs and 55 RBI.
  • 1994
    Age 29
    In 1994, he played in 93 games batting .276 with four triples, four home runs, and 34 RBI.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    Age 27
    The Cubs left Girardi unprotected in the 1992 expansion draft and the Colorado Rockies chose him.
    In 1992, he played in 91 games, batting .270 with a home run and 12 RBI.
  • 1991
    Age 26
    In 1991, he played in only 21 games, batting .191 with 6 RBI.
  • 1990
    Age 25
    In 1990, he played in 133 games, batting .270 with a home run and 38 RBI.
  • 1989
    Age 24
    Girardi made his Major League debut for the Cubs on April 4, 1989.
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    In 1989, he also played for the Águilas del Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League.
  • 1986
    Age 21
    The Chicago Cubs drafted Girardi in the fifth round of the 1986 Major League Baseball draft.
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  • 1964
    Born on October 14, 1964.
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