The New York Yankees are off to one of their hottest starts in recent history and just completed the sweep over the reigning World Series champion Chicago Cubs. Now, 20-9 on the year, you have to look at the man leading the charge for the Yanks, and that would be manager Joe Girardi.
Girardi knows a thing or two about winning, capturing World Series titles as both a player and manager. He seems to be pushing all the right buttons this year with a roster of established veterans mixed with a ton of new faces emerging onto the MLB scene. Being the manager of the Yankees certainly has it’s perks, and money is one of them. Let’s take a look at how Girardi made it all the way here.
Joe Girardi’s Net Worth as of 2019: $15 Million
If you were wondering if being the Yankees manager pays well, yes, obviously it does. With that, here’s how Girardi got to his current net worth.
1986 – 2003
Before landing his current gig with the Yankees, Girardi enjoyed a long playing career as a catcher in the MLB. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1986 and played four seasons in their farm system.
Girardi made his debut in the big leagues in 1989 and played for the Cubs up until 1992. During the expansion draft of 1992, Girardi was picked up by the Colorado Rockies. In 1995 he hit a career high eight home runs with the club.
That same year, Girardi was traded to the New York Yankees. He went on to win three World Series championships during his stint with the team and also helped mentor Jorge Posada. He then finished out his career playing for the Cubs one more time and retired with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2003.
2004 – 2007
After retiring from the MLB, Girardi accepted a role as a commentator for the YES Network. He quickly climbed the ladder for the network, and even became a host for Yankees on Deck.
After receiving a deal to become the Yankees bench coach in 2005, he left YES and managed a game during a Joe Torre suspension. He also worked part time at the network, though and was involved in World Series broadcasts.
After the 2005 season, Girardi became the manager of the Marlins, but would only coach one year. He was fired in October of 2006, even though he had won Manager of the Year.
2008 – Present
After the departure of Torre, Girardi became the new manager for the Yankees after the 2007 season. He signed a three-year contract that was reportedly worth $7.5 million.
2009 was a big year for Girardi. He led the extremely talented team to their 40th AL pennant and their 27th World Series title, taking down the Philadelphia Phillies. Directly following the 2010 season, Girardi signed another three-year deal to stay as the manager.
In 2012, Girardi won his 500th game as a manager and the next season signed his biggest deal yet, which was a four-year deal worth $16 million. Now in 2017, Girardi has the Bronx Bombers out to one of their hottest starts.
American former professional baseball catcher and manager Joe Girardi will not be back as the manager for this season in the New York Yankees.
Joe Girardi stated he enjoyed working as a television analyst with MLB, so another season he is going to work with MLB.