The Philadelphia Phillies have themselves a new manager.
The team announced Thursday that Joe Girardi will be the 55th manager in franchise history, inking a three-year deal with the former New York Yankees manager with a club option for 2023. He’ll succeed two-year veteran Gabe Kapler, who was fired on Oct. 10.
Girardi brings plenty to the table, to say the least. After spending 15 years in the big leagues, Girardi found success as a manager. He managed the Yankees for a decade, leading New York to victory in the 2009 World Series along the way.