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1991 Bowman #415 Joe Girardi

Joseph Elliott Girardi

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[edit] Biographical Information

Girardi in Yankee pinstripes speaks to a member of the Army in 2009

Catcher Joe Girardi was signed as a 5th round pick in the 1986 amateur draft by the Chicago Cubs and scout John Hennessey. He had played for Team USA in the 1985 Intercontinental Cup, splitting catching duties with Matt Merullo; they went just 2-5 despite having Kevin Brown, Matt Williams, Jeff King, Jack McDowell and Erik Hanson on their roster and the fact that only one future major leaguer played for the other 7 nations combined.

Girardi was named manager of the Florida Marlins on October 19, 2005 after spending a season as a New York Yankees coach. He led the team to a 78-84 record in 2006 despite having a lineup consisting largely of castoffs and rookies. However, he was fired after just one season due to ongoing disputes with the team's front office. Girardi was offered the job as manager of the Baltimore Orioles after Sam Perlozzo was fired in 2007, but he turned it down. He was then named manager of the New York Yankees on October 30, 2007, replacing Joe Torre.

He missed nearly four months of the 1991 season with a bulging disc in his back. In each of the first three Wednesdays in 1995, Girardi collected four hits.

The two most similar players through 2006, according to the similarity scores method, are Ron Oester and Charlie Moore.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL All-Star (2000)
  • Won three World Series with the New York Yankees (1996, 1998 & 1999)
  • Division Titles: 3 (2009, 2011 & 2012)
  • Other Postseason Appearances: 1 (2010 Wild Card)
  • AL Pennant: 1 (2009)
  • 100 Wins Seasons as Manager: 1 (2009)
  • NL Manager of the Year Award (2006)
  • Managed one World Series Champion with the New York Yankees in 2009

Preceded by
Jack McKeon
Florida Marlins Manager
Succeeded by
Fredi Gonzalez
Preceded by
Joe Torre
New York Yankees Manager
Succeeded by
current manager

[edit] Year-By-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2006 Florida Marlins National League 78-84 4th Florida Marlins
2008 New York Yankees American League 89-73 3rd New York Yankees
2009 New York Yankees American League 103-59 1st New York Yankees World Series Champs
2010 New York Yankees American League 95-67 2nd New York Yankees Lost ALCS
2011 New York Yankees American League 97-65 1st New York Yankees Lost ALDS
2012 New York Yankees American League 95-67 1st New York Yankees Lost ALCS
2013 New York Yankees American League 85-77 3rd (t) New York Yankees
2014 New York Yankees American League 84-78 2nd New York Yankees
2015 New York Yankees American League New York Yankees

[edit] Further Reading

  • Kevin Kernan: Girardi: Passion In Pinstripes, Triumph Books, Chicago, IL, 2012. ISBN 978-1600785825

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