Joe Girardi

Joseph Elliott Girardi (born October 14, 1964) is an American former professional baseball catcher and manager.wikipedia
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Joseph Elliott Girardi (born October 14, 1964) is an American former professional baseball catcher and manager.
Because the position requires a comprehensive understanding of the game's strategies, the pool of former catchers yields a disproportionate number of managers in both Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball, including such prominent examples as Connie Mack, Steve O'Neill, Al López, Mike Scioscia, Joe Girardi, and Joe Torre.

1986 Major League Baseball draft

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The Chicago Cubs drafted Girardi in the fifth round of the 1986 Major League Baseball draft.
During this draft 21 future all-stars were drafted including, Greg Swindell, Matt Williams, Kevin Brown, Gary Sheffield, Roberto Hernández, Jack Armstrong, Dean Palmer, Scott Cooper, Kent Bottenfield, Bo Jackson, Joe Girardi, Pat Hentgen, Tom Gordon, Steve Finley, Rod Beck, Chuck Knoblauch, Rick Reed, Paul Quantrill, John Olerud, Scott Erickson and Todd Jones.

Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award

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After his playing career ended, Girardi became a manager, and in 2006, he managed the Florida Marlins and was named the National League Manager of the Year, though he was fired after the season.
Joe Girardi is the only manager to win the award with a fourth-place team (2006 Florida Marlins); he is also the only manager to win the award after fielding a team with a losing record.

2009 World Series

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Girardi managed the Yankees from 2008 to 2017, winning the 2009 World Series.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi had been using a three-man starting rotation during the playoffs, in contrast to the four-pitcher rotation used by the Phillies.

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Joseph Elliott Girardi (born October 14, 1964) is an American former professional baseball catcher and manager.
A high proportion of current and former managers played the central position of catcher during their playing days, including Yogi Berra, Bruce Bochy, Joe Girardi, Mike Scioscia, Joe Torre, and Ned Yost.

New York Yankees

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Girardi played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, the Colorado Rockies, the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals. After the 1995 season, the New York Yankees acquired Girardi from the Rockies in exchange for pitcher Mike DeJean.
After Torre's departure the Yankees signed former catcher Joe Girardi to a three-year contract to manage the club.

1992 Major League Baseball expansion draft

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The Cubs left Girardi unprotected in the 1992 expansion draft and the Colorado Rockies chose him.
Jack Armstrong, Bryan Harvey, and Danny Jackson had been All-Stars before the expansion draft, while Andy Ashby, Brad Ausmus, Vinny Castilla, Jeff Conine, Carl Everett, Joe Girardi, Harvey, Trevor Hoffman, Jackson, and Eric Young became All-Stars later on in their careers.

Mike DeJean

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After the 1995 season, the New York Yankees acquired Girardi from the Rockies in exchange for pitcher Mike DeJean.
The Yankees traded DeJean to the Colorado Rockies for Joe Girardi after the 1995 season.

MLB Network

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He currently serves as an analyst for MLB Network.
Diamond Demos: An instructional show featuring an expert in a certain aspect of baseball. Episodes have included infielding with Ozzie Smith, catching with Joe Girardi, outfielding with Torii Hunter, pitching with Jeff Brantley, and coaching with Buck Showalter. Premiered April 6.

Peoria, Illinois

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Girardi, the fourth son of Jerry, a former blue collar worker and United States Air Force veteran, and Angela Girardi, was born in Peoria, Illinois and grew up in East Peoria, Illinois.
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East Peoria, Illinois

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Girardi, the fourth son of Jerry, a former blue collar worker and United States Air Force veteran, and Angela Girardi, was born in Peoria, Illinois and grew up in East Peoria, Illinois.
Joe Girardi, catcher for four Major League Baseball teams and current manager of the New York Yankees; native of East Peoria: played in East Peoria Little League

Peoria Chiefs

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In 1986, Girardi batted .309 in 68 games with the Peoria Chiefs of the Midwest League.
Joe Girardi (1986) MLB All-Star; Manager: 2009 World Series Champion New York Yankees

1996 World Series

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In Game 6 of the 1996 World Series against the Atlanta Braves, Girardi hit an RBI triple off of Greg Maddux that eventually led the Yankees winning the World Series.
Strawberry drove in the unearned run with a single; and after Mariano Duncan struck out, Joe Girardi drew a walk to put two runners on for Cone.

Águilas del Zulia

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In 1989, he also played for the Águilas del Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League.
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Jorge Posada

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When the Yankees made 25-year-old prospect Jorge Posada the backup catcher, Girardi became his mentor.
Posada succeeded Leyritz in 1997 as the backup catcher to Joe Girardi, with Girardi serving as a mentor to Posada.

Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute

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He then attended Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute in Peoria, Illinois, where he played quarterback for the football team and catcher for the baseball team.
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (AOL/SI)

Northwestern University

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Girardi enrolled at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he attended from 1983 through 1986.
Northwestern alumni involved in professional sports include Rick Sund (NBA), Billy McKinney (NBA), Mark Loretta (MLB), Joe Girardi (MLB), Luis Castillo (NFL), Ernie Adams (NFL), Otto Graham (NFL), Mike Adamle (NFL), Mike Kafka (NFL), Trevor Siemian (NFL), six-time Olympic medalist Matt Grevers, and PGA Tour star Luke Donald.

Darryl Kile

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On June 22, 2002, Girardi was asked to speak to the hometown crowd after the Cubs' nationally televised matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals was cancelled by Commissioner Bud Selig, after Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile was found dead earlier that day.
Cubs catcher Joe Girardi announced at Wrigley Field that the afternoon's game versus the Cardinals had been cancelled, though he did not announce that the cancellation was prompted by Kile's death.

2008 New York Yankees season

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While Torre departed after 12 years as the team's manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers, all four free agents returned to play for the Yankees in 2008, providing stability and continuity for new manager Joe Girardi.

Fox Major League Baseball

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Girardi was a broadcaster for the third, fourth, and fifth games 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. Girardi also served as color commentator for the No.2 booth (usually with Thom Brennaman) on Major League Baseball on Fox.
Lyons was replaced by Joe Girardi, who left after one season to manage the Yankees.

Thom Brennaman

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Girardi also served as color commentator for the No.2 booth (usually with Thom Brennaman) on Major League Baseball on Fox.
He has teamed with Bob Brenly, Steve Lyons, Joe Girardi, and Eric Karros.

YES Network

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After a spring training stint with the Yankees in 2004, Girardi retired and became a commentator for the YES Network.
Joe Girardi – Yankees sideline reporter and game/studio analyst (2004, 2007)

Don Mattingly

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When the Yankees' managerial position became vacant after the 2007 season, the Yankees interviewed Girardi, Tony Peña, and Don Mattingly.
After the 2007 season, Mattingly was a finalist for the Yankees' manager position, after Joe Torre declined a one-year contract extension, along with Joe Girardi and Tony Peña.

Tony Peña

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When the Yankees' managerial position became vacant after the 2007 season, the Yankees interviewed Girardi, Tony Peña, and Don Mattingly.
However, the Yankees chose to hire former catcher Joe Girardi to manage the team instead.