As the New York Yankees wrap up their west coast road trip, manager Joe Girardi reached a managerial milestone.
The New York Yankees earned win number 65 on the season with a victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday afternoon, but manager Joe Girardi got the 800th win of his successful managerial career in New York.
Girardi, who has a total of 878 wins, has the sixth most wins among managers in the storied franchise’s history along with the fifth most wins over the .500 mark.
Along with the surplus of wins, the man who sports his goal on his back (title number 28) won the National League Manager Of The Year Award in his one and only year with the Florida Marlins.
His lone Wolrd Series ring came when he led the 2009 Yankees to 103 wins and the franchise’s 27th championship.
Along with statistically being one of the best managers in the sport, Girardi has led mediocre Yankees’ teams to winning years in 2013 and 2014 while even taking a team with severely low expectations to 87 wins and a playoff appearance a year ago.
While 800 is no significant landmark and the skipper has not passed anyone of prominence, this achievement should remind you that no matter what you think of him, he is one of the best in the business.