- Full Name Joseph Elliott Girardi
- Nickname Joe Girardi
- Occupation Former professional baseball player, Manager
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Peoria, Illinois, USA
- Birth Date Oct 14, 1964
- Age 58 Years, 1 Months
Joe Girardi | BiographyFormer professional baseball player
In 2005, Girardi joined the Florida Marlins as their bench coach. He was promoted as the team’s manager the following year, replacing Jack McKeon. Two years later, he was appointed as the manager of the New York Yankees on 30 October 2007. Girardi managed the Yankees from the 2008 season to the 2017 season. Subsequently, Girardi joined his current team, Philadelphia Phillies, on 24 October 2019.
Joe Girardi currently serves as the American professional baseball team Philadelphia Phillies team manager.
Who is Joe Girardi?
Joe Girardi is a former professional baseball player, coach, and team manager. He played collegiate baseball for Northwestern University, Illinois. He was selected for the All-American team three times and in All-Big Ten two times during his college career.
Girardi began his professional baseball career in 1986. He played with minor league clubs like Peoria Chiefs (1986-1988) and Aguilas del Zulia (1986) during his initial years.
Girardi then entered the Major League on 4 April 1989 with the Chicago Cubs. He represented the Cubs from 1989 to 1992 and played over 300 games in the batting position.
The Cubs let go of him in the 1992 MLB expansion, and Colorado Rockies hired him in the same year. Girardi subsequently played with the Rockies from 1993 to 1995 and the New York Yankees from 1996 to 1999.
The following year, he returned to his first MLB team, Chicago Cubs, and represented them until the 2001-2002 season.
Girardi’s last association as a professional player was with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2003. On 16 December 2002, he signed a one-year contract with the Cardinal for $750 thousand and played 16 games. He then retired at the season’s end.
Age & Parents
Joseph Elliott Girardi was born to his parents Jerry Girardi and Angela Girardi, on 14 October 1964 in Peoria, Illinois, USA. Girardi is 57 years old as of 2021.
His late father, Jerry, a US Air Force veteran, passed away on 6 October 2012 at 81 years and his mother died of cervical cancer in 1984.
He completed his high school education at the Spalding Institute and later joined Northwestern University in 1983. He played collegiate baseball throughout his university years and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in science in 1986.
In 2005, Girardi joined the Florida Marlins as their bench coach. He was promoted as the team’s manager the following year, replacing Jack McKeon. However, Girardi got into a rift with the team’s owner Jeffrey Loria and was fired on 3 October of the same year.
Girardi then signed a three-year contract with the New York Yankees on 30 October 2007. Girardi managed the Yankees from the 2008 season to the 2017 season. During this period, he led the Yankees to five MLB playoffs and one World Series championship in 2009. Girardi left the team after his contract expired on 26 October 2017.
He then joined his current team, Philadelphia Phillies, on 24 October 2019. Since Girardi took over the managerial role, the Phillies have not yet qualified for the playoffs. They also missed the 2021 playoffs by a minimal margin.
However, the team’s president, Dave Dombrowski, is optimistic about retaining Girardi for the 2022 season. “I think he’s done a good job. I actually talked to him yesterday after the game. I said, Joe, You did a good job,” Dombrowski told MLB.com in October 2021.
Salary & Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Girardi’s total net worth in 2021 amounts to a massive $15 million. Similarly, he has an annual average salary of $2.5 million.
In 2019, Girardi signed a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies for $9 million, making it $3 million per season. Before that, he received $4 million-plus bonuses annually with the New York Yankees from 2013 to 2017.
Wife and Children
Girardi has been married to his college sweetheart Kimberly Innocenzi. The pair first met while studying at Northwestern University. The couple spent a lot of their time hanging out at Alpha Tau Omega (ATO).
Thus, they eventually started talking and soon bonded. They dated throughout their time in the university and three more years after graduation. Finally, Girardi proposed to her, and the pair exchanged wedding vows in 1990.
Girardi and Innocenzi are parents of their three kids, son Dante and daughters Serena and Lena Yvonne. The pair welcomed their youngest daughter Lena on 5 September 2006.