Joe Girardi was born on 14th July, in the year 1964. His birthplace was Peoria, Illinois in United States of America. He is known as one of the best professional baseball managers in the world. He is working as the manager for the New York Yankees. He used to be a great Baseball player himself. Joe was a ‘Catcher’ when he used to play Baseball. He also played basketball and Football in his early days. His full name is Joseph Elliot Girardi. His biography is full of successes as a player, coach, manager and media personality.
Family and Education
His father’s name is Jerry and his mother’s name is Angela. He is the fourth child of his parents. He studied at Neil Armstrong Grade School which is located at East Peoria. He grew his passion on sports from his very childhood. His father was his first coach for Basketball. After school, he went to Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute. Here, his sports career stated to bloom. He took his Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University and his subject was Industrial Engineering which makes him a very smart sportsman.
He started playing minor leagues and eventually he made his big debut in 1989 for Chicago Cubs. After that, he went to Colorado Rookies where he had stunning scores which brought him to the famous New York Yankee club in the year 1996. He also played for St. Louise Cardinals for brief period of time. He played 16 matches for them. His career statistics in baseball is amazing. With a batting average of .267 per game, he has 36 homeruns in his entire career. The total run he scores is 422.
After playing for a significant time as a player he started pursuing his broadcasting and coaching career. In this segment, he worked as a commentator for YES Network. After that he took the job as the ‘bench coach’ for the Yankees’. His managerial career started in 2005 as he was appointed as the manager for Florida Marlins. He is a passionate man about sports which got him into trouble for arguing with Florida Marlins owner and eventually fired. But window of opportunity opened up because after his job was over with Marlins, he was interviewed by the Yankees’ as their manager. He was a very good choice for the position and made a three years contract for a whopping 7.5 million dollars. Although the first year was not that successful but he proved his worth later. In 2010, he had his contract renewed for another three years and he is still the manager for the Yankees’ for $16,000,000. This is the part of the new contract he made in 2013 for another 4 years.
His net worth is a staggering amount of 10 million dollars. He married his longtime girlfriend Kimberley Innocenzi. Kimberly became his wife in 1990. They have a happy family with three beautiful children named Kim, Dante and Lena. His height is 5’11”. He appeared in many TV shows including Sunday Night Baseball, Mike & Mike, Prime 9, 30 for 30. He also gave his voice in animated film Henry and Me in 2014.
|Birth Date:||14 Oct, 1964|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Description:||Baseball player and manager from the United States|
|Net Worth 2021:||15 million|