Joe Girardi is an American former professional baseball player. He played for the Northwestern Wildcats baseball team, where he was a two-time All Big Ten selection and a three-time Academic All-American.
Girardi played catcher for the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, New York Yankees, and St. Louis Cardinals during a career that spanned from 1989 to 2003. He won three World Series championships with the Yankees in the 1990s and served as the catcher for both Dwight Gooden's no-hitter and David Cone's perfect game. In Game 6 of the 1996 World Series against the Atlanta Braves, Girardi hit an RBI triple against Greg Maddux that helped the Yankees win that game and ultimately the World Series. Girardi became the Yankees’ bench coach in 2005. In 2006, he managed the Florida Marlins and was named the NL Manager of the Year. Girardi managed the Yankees from 2008 to 2017, winning the 2009 World Series over the Phillies.
He has served as an analyst for MLB Network and Fox Sports, and he was named manager of the Phillies in October 2019, a position he still holds as of February 2021.