Joe Girardi's Dad Dies As Yanks Look To Clinch ALDS

Sad news to report on the Yankees front: Jerry Girardi, the father of Yankees skipper Joe Girardi, died today.

Meanwhile, the Yankees face the Baltimore Orioles tonight in the Bronx in a game that could seal up the American League Division Series and propel the Bombers to the ALCS.

Girardi reportedly still plans to be in the dugout during tonight's game following a press conference he's holding right now.

The elder Girardi had been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.

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According to the Peoria Journal Star, Joe Girardi gave his first World Series ring to his old man, whom he says introduced the long-time Yankees catcher to baseball when he was just a child.

Jerry Girardi was 81.


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