Joe Girardi

Joseph Elliott Girardi is an American retired professional baseball player and current manager for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball.

Joseph Elliott Girardi famed as Joe Girardi is a former professional baseball player. As of today, he is the manager for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has played in MLB for the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, New York Yankees, and St. Louis Cardinals and he has won three World Series championships with the Yankees in the 1990s and served as the catcher for Dwight Gooden’s no-hitter and David Cone’s perfect game during his playing career. Moreover, he has also served as an analyst for MLB Network and Fox Sports.

Joe Girardi takes over Phillies; Cubs hire Davis Ross

Philadelphia hired former Yankees manager Joe Girardi to replace Gabe Kapler on Thursday. Girardi will be introduced at a news conference on Monday. “I’m excited for this next chapter of my career,” Girardi said in a statement. “The Phillies have a strong commitment to winning from the owners to the front office to the players to the fans. It’s something that I’ve seen up close for the last 30 years of my baseball career. I played against the great Phillies players of the early ‘90s from Dutch Daulton to John Kruk to Dave Hollins, and I managed against their teams during the incredible run they had from 2008 to 2011. To have my name now associated with this great franchise is something that I couldn’t be happier about.” It was a busy day around the league for managerial hirings. The Chicago Cubs tabbed former catcher David Ross to replace Joe Maddon, and the San Diego Padres turned to rookie manager Jayce Tingler. The Los Angeles Angels introduced Joe Maddon.

Who are the parents of Joe Girardi?

On 14th October 1964, Joe Girardi was born and grew up in Peoria, Illinois. His birth name is Joseph Elliott Girardi. He holds American nationality and his race belongs White. His religion is Christian. As of 2019, he celebrated his 55th birthday with his friends and families. He was born to his parents, Jerry Girardi (father) and Angela Girardi (mother) as the fourth son. His father died at the age of 81. His father had Alzheimer’s disease and spent the past several years in an assisted care facility. His father was a former blue-collar worker and the United States Air Force veteran. His mother had died from cancer while Joe was a student-athlete at Northwestern University. He attended East Peoria’s Neil Armstrong grade school; and Peoria’s Sacred Heart/Father Sweeney, where he was coached in basketball by his father. 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. He enrolled at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering in the year 1986.

How tall is Joe Girardi?

Joe Girardi is a very handsome person with a slim body build. He has short white-black hair with no beards. His eye color is brown. He has got a sweet and charming smile attracting a lot of people towards him. He stands at the tall height of 1.80 m and he has a balanced bodyweight of 91 Kg. He maintains his body a lot by doing work out and maintaining his diet. He has a broad shoulder, a narrow hip, and a flat hardened stomach as well as he has a thick forearm but the exact measurements of his body are still to get revealed. Overall, he has got a healthy body.

How was the playing career of Joe Girardi?

  • Joe was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the fifth round of the 1986 MLB draft where he spent four seasons in the Cubs minor league system before making his major league debut.
  • On 4th April 1989, he made his Major League debut for the Cubs.
  • He batted .248 with a home run and 14 runs batted in (RBIs) in 59 games played in his rookie year with the Cubs.
  • He played in 133 games, batting .270 with a home run and 38 RBIs in the year 1990 and he played in only 21 games, batting .191 with 6 RBIs. In 1992, he played in 91 games, batting .270 with a home run and 12 RBIs in the year 1991.
  • The Cubs then left him unprotected in the 1992 MLB expansion draft and the Colorado Rockies chose him.
  • He played in 86 games batting .290 with five triples, three home runs, and 31 RBIs in the year 1993 and he played in 93 games batting .276 with four triples, four home runs, and 34 RBIs in the year 1994.
  • He then played in 125 games batting .262 with a career-high 8 home runs and 55 RBIs in the year 1995.
  • The New York Yankees acquired him after the 1995 season from the Rockies where he took the place of Mike Stanley.
  • He caught Dwight Gooden’s no-hitter on 14th May 1996.
  • In-Game 6 of the 1996 World Series against the Atlanta Braves, he hit an RBI triple against Greg Maddux that helped the Yankees win that game.
  • He played in 112 games batting .264 with one home run and 50 RBIs in the year 1995.
  • He played in 78 games batting .276 with three home runs and 31 RBIs during the World Series-winning 1998 season.
  • He played in 65 games batting .239 with two home runs and 27 RBIs during the World Series-winning 1999 season.
  • He left the Yankees and returned to the Cubs, where he was named to that year’s All-Star team, as an injury replacement for Mike Piazza in the year 2000.
  • He played in 106 games batting .278 with six home runs and 40 RBIs during his 2000 season.
  • He played in 78 games batting .253 with three home runs and 25 RBIs in the year 2001.
  • He batted .226 with a home run and 26 RBIs in 90 games played in his 2002 season.
  • For the year 2003, he played for the Cardinals by appearing in just 16 games, accumulating 23 at-bats in which he batted .130 with one RBI and a .361 on-base plus slugging percentage.
  • After that, he retired at the end of the season.

How was the broadcasting career of Joe Girardi?

  • After his retirement, he became a commentator for the YES Network in the year 2004 where he hosted the youth-oriented Yankees on Deck, received good reviews and was offered a larger role in 2005 Yankee broadcasts. But he rejected it.
  • Instead, he became the Yankees’ bench coach where he managed a game during a Joe Torre suspension, a loss to the Kansas City Royals.
  • He was also 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.
  • He also served as the color commentator for the No.2 booth (usually with Thom Brennaman) on Major League Baseball on Fox.
  • He then joined MLB Network as an analyst in the year 2018.

How was the managerial career of Joe Girardi?

  • Joe was named the manager of the Marlins after the 2005 regular season.
  • The team had a 78-84 record with Girardi as a manager.
  • The Marlins announced on 3rd October 2006 that they had fired Girardi, despite him winning 2006 Manager of the Year.
  • He 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 the year 2007.
  • 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.
  • When the Yankees’ managerial position became vacant after the 2007 season, the Yankees interviewed him and he was reported to be the Yankees’ choice and the next day he signed a three-year contract, reportedly worth about $7.5 million on 29th October 2007.
  • He participated in his first Old-Timers’ Day on 2nd August 2008 and also he participated in the next Old Timer’s Day on 19th July 2009.
  • His 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 an 89-73 record, 3rd in the AL East.
  • His second year as manager in 2009, improved the team where he led the Yankees to their 40th AL pennant and their 27th World Series title (defeating the Philadelphia Phillies) which is his first World Series title as manager and the Yankees’ first since 2000.
  • He and the Yankees agreed to a three-year deal to keep him as the Yankees’ manager following the 2010 season.
  • The Yankees’ 2011 season was plagued by injuries that caused disabled list stints for several key players.
  • He won his 500th game as a manager on 15th June 2012.
  • He then signed a four-year deal worth $16 million to remain as manager of the New York Yankees on 10th October 2013.
  • The Yankees finished 84-78, (2nd place in AL East) and did not qualify for the postseason for the second straight year in the year 2014.
  • The Yankees finished 87-75, (2nd place again in AL East), clinching the top wild-card spot which marked the team’s first playoff appearance since 2012 in the year 2015.
  • But they lost to the Houston Astros in the 2015 American League Wild Card Game.
  • He managed his 1,500th game on 21st May 2016.
  • The Yankees finished 91-71 in 2017, second place in the AL East, and qualified for the postseason as the first Wild Card team in the AL.
  • His contract expired and on October 26, the Yankees announced he would not return as manager.
  • He became the United States national baseball team manager at the 2019 WBSC Premier12 on 7th August 2019.
  • On 16th October 2019, he canceled so that he could seek managerial opportunities in Major League Baseball.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies hired Girardi as their manager, replacing Gabe Kapler on 24th October 2019.

Who is the wife of Joe Girardi?

Fans of Joe Girardi must be curious to know the affairs and his wife details. Here, we have disclosed his personal life information. Regarding Joe Girardi’s marital status, he is a married person. He was married to his beautiful wife named Kim Innocenzi-Girardi. They are also the proud parents of three children. As of today, the couple is living a happy life and they are less likely to divorce as their relationship is getting stronger day by day. The couple respects each other and they are loyal to each other. His wife is always present and supports him during good times and bad times. As of today, the couple is residing in Purchase, New York.

How much is Joe Girardi worth?

Joe Girardi is a former American professional baseball player who has a net worth of $15 Million as of 2019. Currently, he is the manager for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is making a salary of $2.5 Million as of today. He is sincere towards his work. He never takes his work for granted. He is satisfied with whatever he is receiving. He has accumulated a fair amount of wealth over the years.

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