Westcott: Joe Girardi and the new old school

From SABR member Rich Westcott at PhillyMan Magazine on March 30, 2020:

As soon as he was hired last fall, his name became etched among the team’s most notable managers.

Just one of the Phillies’ 55 managers ever came to the team with more experience as a major league skipper than the 55-year-old Girardi. His 11 years as a pilot are topped only by Bucky Harris, who led teams for 19 years before joining the Phillies in 1943.

Ironically, Harris was fired by the Phillies in mid-season that year after constant battles with team president William Cox, who soon thereafter was banned for life from baseball for betting on his team. Harris, who had piloted the Washington Senators to their first World Series victory in 1924, eventually served as a big-league manager for 29 years with another World Series champion coming in 1947 with the New York Yankees.

Read the full article here: https://jerseymanmagazine.com/the-new-old-school/

Originally published: April 23, 2020. Last Updated: April 23, 2020.