As a former World Series winning player and manager, Joe Girardi will find himself back on a team's bench in short order. In the meantime, he is making a different sort of impact as one of the top motivational speakers in sports.
Girardi most recently participated in a question and answer session as part of the Greater Binghampton Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner. The event at the DoubleTree by Hilton welcomed 12 new individuals to the Hall.
Some of the topics Girardi addressed included his career in baseball, his upbringing and his faith. One of the interesting things he spoke about was how managing has been his favorite job in the sport he loves.
"My favorite thing as a coach is seeing players be successful, whether it was a rookie coming up and getting his first hit or was it a guy like Mike Mussina, his last year winning 20 games — the only year he won 20 games — it’s really enjoyable to watch,” said Girardi.
Girardi most recently managed the New York Yankees for a decade and won over 900 games. His crowning achievement while skippering the club was leading them to the 2009 World Series.
Girardi also spent a season as manager of the Florida Marlins and was named National League Manager of the Year in 2006. He immediately garnered respect in the dugout coming off a 15-year playing career where he won three World Series titles with the Yankees.
In 2000, Girardi was named an All-Star while with the Chicago Cubs. He also caught two no-hitters in New York.
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