Words by Jason Cordner
Joe Girardi‘s tenure as New York Yankees manager ended Thursday after a decade that produced just one World Series title for a team that expects to win every year.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 26, 2017
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman made the announcement five days after the Yankees lost to Houston in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.
“Everything this organization does is done with careful and thorough consideration, and we’ve decided to pursue alternatives for the managerial position,” Cashman said in a statement.
A former All-Star catcher for the Yankees, Girardi was at the end of his contract and said last weekend he had to speak with his family before deciding whether he wanted to return. New York made the decision for him.
“He has a tireless work ethic, and put his heart into every game he managed over the last decade,” Cashman said. “He should take great pride in our accomplishments during his tenure.”
A three-time World Series champion as a player with the Yankees, Girardi succeeded Joe Torre as manager after the 2007 season and led New York to its 27th World Series title in 2009 but has fallen short each year since.
Being the manager of the New York Yankees is a demanding job. A job in which Giradi handle with class at all times. Don’t be surprise if we see Joe Girardi managing a MLB team, in the future real soon.