Say Goodnight Joe- Yankees Fire Girardi
SPORTS– The New York Yankees today announced that Joe Girardi will not return to the team in the 2018 season. The announcement was made by Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Cashman.
“I want to thank Joe for his 10 years of hard work and service to this organization,” said Cashman. “Everything this organization does is done with careful and thorough consideration, and we’ve decided to pursue alternatives for the managerial position.”
“As Hal Steinbrenner and I mentioned to Joe directly this week, he has been a tremendous Yankee on the field and away from it, as a player, coach and manager. He has a tireless work ethic, and put his heart into every game he managed over the last decade. He should take great pride in our accomplishments during his tenure, and I wish Joe and his family nothing but success and happiness in the future.
Girardi, 53, guided the Yankees to a 910-710 (.562) record over 10 seasons as manager (2008-17), including a World Series championship in 2009. His 910 regular season wins rank sixth in franchise history, trailing only Joe McCarthy (1,460), Joe Torre (1,173), Casey Stengel (1,149), Miller Huggins (1,067) and Ralph Houk (944).
During Girardi’s tenure, the Yankees reached the postseason six times, including three American League East titles (2009, ’11-12) and three Wild Card berths (2010, ’15, ‘17). Girardi also won three championships with the Yankees as a player (1996, 98-99), and is one of three individuals in franchise history (along with Ralph Houk and Billy Martin) to play for and manage a Yankees World Championship team.