As a major league catcher from 1989 to 2004, Joe Girardi played with the Cubs, Rockies and Cardinals. He found his greatest success, however, with the Yankees, helping lead the club to three World Series titles in the 1990s.
Following his days as a player, Joe went on to a highly successful managerial career. He was named the 2006 National League Manager of the Year in his first year as skipper of the Florida Marlins. In 2007, Joe returned to the Yankees as the 17th manager in club history (and 4th former Yankee catcher to do so). Just two seasons later he led the team to their 27th World Series title. This past June, Joe won his 500th career game as a manager.
Joe and his wife Kim have 3 children.