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Joseph Elliott Girardi was born on the 14th October 1964, in Peoria, Illinois USA, and is a baseball manager, currently managing the New York Yankees. Before he became a manager, Joe played baseball in the position of catcher for such teams as the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, and Colorado Rockies. His playing career was active from 1989 until 2003, and after retirement stayed in the game as a manager.
Have you ever wondered how rich Joe Giraldi is, as of mid-2016? According to sources, it has been estimated that Joe Giraldi`s net worth is $15 million, an amount he has acquired through his successful career in the sports industry as a baseball player and manager; his current salary is believed to be $2.5 million per year.
Joe Giraldi Net Worth $15 Million
Joe grew up in a big family, one of the four children to Jerry, a blue collar worker and US Air Force Veteran who died suffering from Alzheimer’s disease at 81, and Angela, who died of cancer when Joe was in university. Joe was a student at East Peoria’s Neil Armstrong grade school, and later attended Peoria’s Sacred Heart/Father Sweeney. He then became eligible for high school, and was educated at the Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute; after matriculation, he enrolled at the Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he began to play baseball, and after he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering, Joe entered the 1985 MLB Draft, in which he was selected by the Chicago Cubs, spending four years in the minor leagues before being summoned by the Cubs.
In his first season, Joe played in 59 games and batted .248, recorded one home run and 14 RBI. Joe stayed in Chicago until 1992, during which time his net worth increased to a large degree. However, in 1992, the league held an expansion draft, and Joe was left unprotected, and ended being selected by the Colorado Rockies. He played for the Rockies until 1995 when he was traded to the New York Yankees. During his first season with the Rockies, Joe batted .290 and had three home runs and 31 RBI. In his last season, he had .276 batting average and had eight home runs, which was his career record.
While a part of the New York Yankees, Joe won three World Series, in 1996, 1998 and 1999, and with his talents, help a lot his team to reach such success. Thanks to his great performances, he was offered a new contract, which only increased further his net worth.
After his contract had expired, Joe joined the Cubs again, and played for them until 2002, earning his first and only All-Star appearance in 2000.
After Cubs, he played one season for the St. Louis Cardinals, but after a disastrous season, he decided to hang-up his baseball bat for good.
Following his retirement, Joe began to work as a commentator on the YES Network, which only added further to his net worth.
However, he was focused on becoming a coach and manager, and for the short time was the coach of the New York Yankees, and then in 2006 became manager of the Florida Marlins, winning the NL Manager of the Year award. However, he was released, and in 2007 joined his old team the New York Yankees, signing a contract worth $7.5 million over three years, adding a substantial amount to his net worth.
He led the Yankees to the World Series title in 2009, which earned him a contract extension the following year, and in 2013 he signed a new contract worth $16 million over four years, increasing further his net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Joe has been married to Kim since 1990; the couple has three children, and their current residence is in Purchase, New York.