Report: Phillies To Hire Ex-Yankee Skipper Girardi

October 24, 2019 - 10:05 am

Oct 21, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi before game seven of the 2017 ALCS playoff baseball series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports


PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A person familiar with the deal says the Philadelphia
Phillies are hiring former Yankees manager Joe Girardi to replace Gabe Kapler.
 The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday
because the team has not announced the decision.
 Kapler was fired after an injury-depleted team went 81-81 despite significant
offseason additions highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival. He was 161-163 in his
two seasons. The Phillies also interviewed Dusty Baker and Buck Showalter.
 Girardi was one of the most prominent candidates to fill vacant managerial
spots across baseball. He led New York to its 27th World Series title, beating
the Phillies in six games in 2009.
 He succeeded replaced Joe Torre after the 2007 season and spent a decade in
pinstripes. He also managed the Marlins one season and was NL Manager of the
Year after going 78-84 in 2006. His record with the Yankees was 910-710, the
sixth most wins in team history.
 The 55-year-old Girardi hit .267 as a catcher for 15 seasons in the majors. He
won three championships with the Yankees in the 1990s and was an All-Star for
the Cubs in 2000.

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