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.
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.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 11, 2012