Joe Girardi Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluwatosin Michael
Feb 07, 2024 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on Apr 28, 2022
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About Joe Girardi

Joseph Elliot Girardi is an American professional baseball manager and former catcher.
Born on October 14, 1964, in Peoria, Illinois, Joe Girardi is the current manager for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MAB). He was a professional baseball player who played as a catcher for major league baseball teams, such as Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, and Colorado Rockies.
His career as a baseball player lasted for 14 years, from 1989-2003. During this time, he won three series in World Series Championships with his club, the Yankees, in the '90s. As a right-handed catcher, he had a batting average of .267, hit 36 home runs, and 422 runs batted in. After retiring from playing baseball, Girardi started his coaching career by becoming the Yankees’ bench coach in 2005. In 2006, he was the manager for Florida Marlins and was recognized as the National League (NL) Manager of the Year. From 2008-2017, Girardi managed the Yankees again and won the 2009 World Series over the Philadelphia Phillies. He has acted as a sports critic and analyst for MLB Network and Fox Sport and became the Phillies' manager in October 2019.

Joe Girardi Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Joe Girardi’s net worth?

Joe Girardi has an estimated net worth of $15 million. He has amassed such wealth from his career as a former professional baseball player, a coach, and as manager for major league baseball clubs.

How much does Joe Girardi earn per year?

Joe Girardi earns an estimated amount of $2.5 million every year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Joe Girardi?

Joe Girardi is 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) tall.

How old is Joe Girardi?

As he was born on October 14, 1964, Joe Girardi is currently 57 years old.

Childhood And Education

Joe Girardi was born to Jerry (a retired blue-collar worker and United States Air Force veteran) and Angela Girardi in Peoria, Illinois. He spent his childhood in East Peoria, Illinois, and attended the Spalding Institute.
Joe Girardi attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, from 1983-1986. At Northwestern University, he played for the Northwestern University Wildcats Baseball team and received two-time All-Big Ten selections and a three-time Academic All-American. Girardi played college summer baseball with the Cotuit Ketleers in the Cape Cod baseball league in 1984. In 1986, he earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering and was awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor (recognizing excellence in athletics and academics). He became the first freshman to be elected head of a fraternity at Northwestern University.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Joe Girardi's partner?

Joe Girardi has been married to Kimberly Innocenzi since 1989.

Who is Joe Girardi's family?

On October 6, 2012, Girardi's father, Jerry Girardi, passed away at the age of 81. His father had Alzheimer's disease and spent most of his time at an administered care facility, while his mother died from cancer when Girardi was studying at Northwestern University. Joe has a younger brother, an older sister, and two older brothers.
Joe Girardi's partner is Kim Innocenzi-Girardi, and the couple have three children named Serena, Dante, and Lena Yvonne Girardi.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Joe Girardi's playing career began when the Chicago Cubs drafted him in the fifth round of the 1986 MLB draft. In the Cubs minor leagues system, Girardi spent four seasons prior to making his major league debut. His major league debut happened on April 4, 1989. In his rookie year, Girardi batted .248, with a home run, with a batting of 14 runs (RBIs) out of 59 games played.
In the 1992 MLB draft, Girardi was kept in an unprotected situation by the Chicago Cubs, so he signed with the Colorado Rockies in 1993.
During his debut year with the Colorado Rockies, Joe Girardi played in 86 games and scored three runs and 31 RBIs. In the 1995 season, Girardi played 125 games and scored eight home runs. He was with the Colorado Rockies for two consecutive years.
Іn the 1995 season, the New York Yankees bought Girardi іn return for pitcher Mike DeJean. In the 1996 season, Girardi played in 124 games and won the World Series against the Atlanta Braves. He scored two home runs and 45 RBIs. Again, in the 1998 season, the Yankees won the World Series.
In 2000, Joe Girardi returned to Chicago Сubs as a replacement for Mike Piazza. Girardi played 106 games and batted .278. Hе signed a contract with St. Louis Cardinals in 2003 for one year. In his last season, the 2002 season, he played 16 games and retired after the end of the season.
Following his retirement, Joe Girardi worked as а sports commentator for Yes Network. He became the host for the 'Yankees On Deck' show. It got positive reviews, so he was given a more prominent role on Yankee Broadcasts, but hе declined the offer. Girardi was the broadcaster for the 2006 World Series games.
Joe Girardi was named the coach of Florida Martins and eventually became the manager of Marlins following the 2005 season. As a manager, he held a record of 78-84.
Іn thе 2007 season, when the managerial position for the Yankees became vacant, Girardi was selected to be the manager. The Yankees had a terrible season during his first year as the manager, but in his second year, the team showed much improvement.
After the 2010 season, Јое Girardi signed a three-year contract wіth the Yankees. Оn Junе 15, 2012, Girardi won his 500th game as a manager. He entered another four-year deal to stay with the Yankees as a manager in 2013. By May 21, 2016, Girardi had managed 1,500 games.
Іn 2019, Girardi became the manager for the United States National Baseball Team, but left after two months as he was searching for opportunities in the major league clubs. Оn October 24, 2019, he became the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. On August 26, 2020, he won his 1,000th game as a manager.
Girardi is best known for his time as the manager of the New York Yankees, where he won a World Series in 2009. He has also been a successful coach at a college and professional level.

Charity Work

Joe Girardi has supported several charities, including All-Star Helping Kids, Autism Speaks, Baby2Baby, Project Sunshine, and Michael J Fox Foundation.

What awards has Joe Girardi won?

Joe Girardi won the National League Manager of the Year Award in 2006 and the Sporting News N.L Manager of the Year Award in 2006.

Joe Girardi’s Hobbies And Interests

Aside from being a manager and a former baseball player, Joe Girardi loves to listen to the Rolling Stones, go skiing, and considers himself a practical joker.

Other Interesting Joe Girardi Facts And Trivia

  • Growing up, Joe Girardi was a fan of the Bears.
  • His favorite food is pizza, especially pepperoni.
  • Although he loves The Rolling Stones, he has never been to any of The Rolling Stones' concerts.
  • He loves listening to rock, Christian music, and country music.
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Joe Girardi Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Joseph Elliott Girardi

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Place of Birth




180 cm

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Child Star?



Sportsperson, Manager


Northwestern University

Net Worth



Kimberly Innocenzi


Jerry Girardi, Angela Girardi


John Girardi, George Girardi, Maria Girardi, Gerald Girardi

Annual Earnings

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Written by Oluwatosin Michael

Bachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

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Oluwatosin MichaelBachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

With a Bachelor's in Microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oluwatosin has honed his skills as an SEO content writer, editor, and growth manager. He has written articles, conducted extensive research, and optimized content for search engines. His expertise extends to leading link-building efforts and revising onboarding strategies. 

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