Girardi owns three rings, manager of year award
Originally Published: October 29, 2007By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine
After Don Zimmer took a job as a coach in 1995, he strongly urged the New York Yankees to trade for a catcher he had known when he managed the Cubs and coached the Rockies -- a square-shouldered, square-jawed old-school catcher named Joe Girardi.The Yankees completed the deal, and Girardi -- an Illinois native who had attended Northwestern -- became the catcher of the first Yankees team to win a World Series since 1978. He would be part of two more championship teams, serving as the ...
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