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MANAGERIAL/PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Named the 55th manager of the Phillies on 10/24/19...Previously managed NYY (2008-17) and FLA (2006)...Managed NYY to six playoff berths in 10 years, including the 2009 World Series, NYY's 27th franchise championship...During his 10 years as NYY's manager, NYY had the most wins (910), most home runs (2,019) and best fielding percentage (.986) among all MLB teams and scored the 2nd-most runs (7,819; BOS: 8,042)...Earned the 900th win of his managerial career, 4/10/17 vs TB...Managed NYY to its 10,000th franchise win on 10/1/15 vs BOS; the win also clinched a Wild Card berth...Won BBWAA and The Sporting News Manager of the Year honors for 2006 after leading FLA to a 78-84 record...At the age of 41, was the youngest manager in FLA's team history...Served as NYY's bench coach to Hall of Fame manager Joe Torre in 2005, his first ML coaching assignment...Has 37 career ejections as a ML manager, including one in the postseason (last: 8/27/17 vs SEA).

PLAYING CAREER

Selected by CHI in the 5th round of the June 1986 draft when Dallas Green was the GM...Played 18 professional seasons, including parts of 15 in the major leagues...Made his ML debut against the Phillies on 4/4/89 and played his first road game at Veterans Stadium...On 8/7/91, in his first game back after missing nearly four months with a strained lower back, suffered a broken nose in a home plate collision with the Phillies' John Kruk at Veterans Stadium...Selected by COL with the 19th pick in the 1992 Expansion Draft from CHI...Was a member of three World Series-winning teams with NYY (1996; 1998-99)...He and Hall of Famer Yogi Berra are the only NYY catchers to be behind the plate for two regular-season no-hitters; Girardi caught Dwight Gooden's no-hitter on 5/14/96 vs SEA and David Cone's perfect game on 7/18/99 vs MTL; Berra caught both of Allie Reynolds' no-hitters in 1951...Made the 2000 NL All-Star team in his second stint with CHI.

PERSONAL

Joseph Elliott Girardi… Married Kim Innocenzi (12/17/89); has three children: son Dante and daughters Serena and Lena… 1982 graduate of Spalding Institute (IL), where he was an All-State selection in baseball… 1986 graduate of Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering… Was a three-time Academic All-American and two-time All-Big 10 selection at catcher… Was elected to the College Sports Information Directors Hall of Fame on 7/1/07, becoming the first former major leaguer to be enshrined… Received the 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Northwestern University Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences… Received the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award on 1/14/10, recognizing the personal achievements of a college graduate 25 years following their collegiate athletic career… Established his own charity, Catch 25, which is dedicated to providing support to families and individuals across the country who have been challenged with ALS, Alzheimer's, cancer and fertility issues… Catch 25 provides assistance through scholarships, financial aid and charitable donations and is devoted to serving children and adults that may not otherwise have the financial and emotional support they need… His father, Jerry, passed away in 2012 following a long bout with Alzheimer's… Hosted the "Remember When, Remember Now" benefit along with Michael Kay in New York City, helping raise funds for his charity and Alzheimer's research… During his final two seasons (2016-17) as NYY's manager, regularly wore the T-shirts of over 150 charitable organizations during his pregame press conferences at Yankee Stadium, drawing attention to the causes they benefit… His wife, Kim, hosted several charitable events at Yankee Stadium, including fundraisers for stomach cancer research in which fans could purchase blue hair extensions and mohawks… Following his retirement as a player, joined the YES Network as an analyst and won an Emmy Award for hosting the network's "Kids on Deck" series… Rejoined YES in 2007, working as an analyst… Worked with FOX during the regular season and postseason in 2007… Was a member of ESPN Radio's team for the 2003 NL Division Series… Served as an in-studio analyst for MLB Network as well as a color commentator for MLBN's weekly Showcase Game during the 2018-19 seasons… Joined Fox Sports' regular-season game coverage as an analyst for the 2019 season.

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