Girardi agrees to 3-year deal to manage Yankees
NEW YORK -- Joe Girardi thought back to when he replaced Mike Stanley as the New York Yankees' catcher in 1996, Joe Torre's first season as manager.
"I remember walking into spring training, the first day, and people saying, 'Boy, you've got big shoes to fill,'" Girardi said Tuesday. "I thought, well, I wear a size 13."
He heard the same thing about replacing Torre, who left a formidable imprint during 12 seasons as manager, but that didn't stop Girardi.
On Tuesday, ...
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YANKEES IN TRANSITION
Joe Torre's 12-year tenure with the Yankees came to an end after he turned down a one-year, $5 million offer to return as their manager. Joe Girardi has agreed to a three-year contract to be Torre's successor.
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