6. Joe Girardi
Before manager Joe Girardi was giving fans across Yankee land insane migraines, he was busy being one of the greatest catchers in team history.
He was also one of the major pieces of the 1996 New York Yankees. A highlight imprinted in every fan’s mind is the dramatic triple that sparked a rally off Greg Maddux in Game Six of that World Series.
This Yankee backstop was known for his defense, but one of his greatest attributes was his ability to lead a pitching staff. Hell, that’s why he’s a World Champion manager.
Although this has nothing to do wit where he ranks, he led a miserable Florida Marlins team with a dwindling payroll near .500 in 2006 and earned the National League Manager of the Year award. He was named the Yankees manager in 2008 and anchored that ship to a 2009 World Series win.