The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the Bronx, New York City. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City; the other is the New York Mets. The Yankees began play in the 1901 season as the Baltimore Orioles (no relation to the modern Baltimore Orioles). In 1903, Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the franchise after it ceased
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Joe Girardi is an American professional baseball manager for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also served as a television color analyst and as a former catcher. Girardi was born in Peoria, Illinois. He is of Italian descent.
Girardi’s playing career
Joseph Elliott Girardi (born October 14, 1964) is an American professional baseball manager for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). During his playing career, he was a catcher for the Chicago Cubs, the Colorado Rockies, the Yankees, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Girardi is one of only three MLB catchers with more than 10 seasons with a batting average over .275, joining Gabby Hartnett and Ivan Rodriguez.
Girardi succeeded Buck Showalter as the Yankees’ manager in 2008 after serving as their interim manager in 2007 following the firing of Joe Torre. In his first season as manager, Girardi led the Yankees to an American League East title and won AL Manager of the Year honors. In 2009, New York won its 27th World Series championship under Girardi’s leadership, making him one of only four managers to win both a World Series title and AL Manager of the Year Award (Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa & Mike Scioscia being the others).
Girardi’s managerial career
Joe Girardi has been the Yankees manager since 2008, and has led the team to a World Series title and six playoff appearances. Prior to his time with the Yankees, Girardi spent one season as the Marlins manager and three seasons as a Cubs broadcaster.
Girardi is known for his extensive knowledge of Baseball strategy and his use of statistical analysis in making decisions. He is also known for being a demanding but fair leader, who is not afraid to make tough decisions.
Buck Showalter is an American former professional baseball player and current television analyst. He has been the manager of the Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees.
Showalter’s playing career
Buck Showalter played baseball at the University of Mississippi, where he was a two-time All-American. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the fifth round of the 1976 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his major league debut with the Yankees in 1977, and played for them until he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 1985. He also played for the Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers. He retired from playing in 1992.
Showalter’s managerial career
Buck Showalter has had a long and successful career in baseball, both as a player and as a manager. He began his managerial career with the Yankees in 1992, and led the team to a World Series win in 1996. He also managed the Arizona Diamondbacks to a World Series win in 2001. In 2006, he took over as manager of the Baltimore Orioles, and led the team to two consecutive American League Championship Series appearances. He was named American League Manager of the Year in 2014, and currently remains at the helm of the Orioles.
Lou Piniella is an American former professional baseball player and manager. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as an outfielder, and he also managed the New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and the Chicago Cubs. Piniella was born on August 28, 1943, in Tampa, Florida. After playing baseball at Seattle University, he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1964 MLB Draft.
Piniella’s playing career
Lou Piniella played Major League Baseball for 18 seasons, from 1964 to 1984. He was a member of the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, and Chicago Cubs. He was also a two-time All-Star and won the 1970 World Series with the Orioles. After his playing career, Piniella became a manager. He has managed the Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, and Chicago Cubs.
Piniella’s managerial career
Lou Piniella’s managerial career began in 1986 with the New York Yankees, a team he had played for from 1974-1984. He led the Yankees to a World Series victory in his first year as manager. Piniella then went on to manage the Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, and most recently, the Chicago Cubs. He has won one World Series title as a manager, which came with the Reds in 1990.