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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