NIASHF Inductees: Joe Girardi

Jan 09, 2019 216

MLB All-Star and World Series Champion Player & Manager. In 10 seasons as the Yankees’ manager, Joe Girardi guided New York to six Postseason appearances and a World Series Championship in 2009. Girardi managed the Florida Marlins in 2006, winning the NL Manager of the Year Award in his managerial debut.

Born in Peoria, Illinois, Chicagoland native Girardi attended college at Northwestern University in Evanston.  He played for the Northwestern Wildcats baseball team and earned All-America distinction, capturing third-team honors in 1985. Girardi, a three-time All Big-Ten catcher and three-time Academic All-American is among NU’s all-time career leaders in many offensive categories.

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